desolate adj.

1 empty and depressing

VERBS be, seem, stand The house stands desolate and empty. | become | leave sth The land was left desolate.

ADV. completely, quite The landscape was quite desolate. | rather a rather desolate place

2 very unhappy

VERBS be, feel, look, sound He looked as desolate as Ruth felt. | become

ADV. quite, utterly She was utterly desolate after losing her baby. | a little Her voice sounded a little desolate.