Verbal Ability - Synonyms - Discussion

Discussion :: Synonyms - Section 1 (Q.No.23)

In the following the questions choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the given word.



[A]. Barren
[B]. Arid
[C]. Childless
[D]. Dry

Answer: Option A


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Ktchinna said: (Aug 25, 2010)  
Lacking in imagination, creativity, or excitement.

Vipul Raut said: (Dec 29, 2010)  
Here. Sterile mean barren-unable to produce any child or offspring. Unproductive. That means barren.

Another meaning of it is not immaginative or creative.

Lavs said: (Jan 21, 2011)  
Why not arid? It means the same right!

Anusri said: (Feb 8, 2011)  
Dry, arid comes under same thing there may be chance of cultivation because of water are some other reason but in barren which means waste lands in which there will be no Scopes of cultivation.

Aadhith said: (Feb 13, 2011)  
Why not childless?

Sachin said: (Feb 22, 2011)  
Lack in creativity.

Sandeep said: (Mar 23, 2011)  
Sterile generally means cleanliness...

Kavitha said: (Jun 16, 2011)  
Why can't we use childless? it also a related answer.

Maninder Pal Singh said: (Aug 1, 2011)  
Sterile means barren, which can't produce anything. Its not necessary that it is a child. It may be crops as well. So barren word is more appropriate.

Krishna Karishma said: (Aug 10, 2011)  
Barren is the absolute meaning it means lack of creativity.

Sterlina said: (Oct 24, 2011)  
I am really unable to understand that word. Anybody say with an example.

వసంత్ Jntucep said: (Dec 8, 2011)  
Sterile= lacking of reproduction.

Barren=infertile lack of production.

Arid=lack of water.

Dry=remove water.

Eg: it is a barren or sterile land.

Dipankar said: (Aug 25, 2012)  
BARREN ==infertile lack of production.

Priota said: (Oct 17, 2012)  
Nothing will be productive, if childness then some thing may be productive. Barron may be something totally like a Barri-ant.

Pankaj Kumar said: (Feb 15, 2013)  
STERILE means completely clean or free from germs.

Barren means place where few plant have or less congested.

Akansha said: (Oct 27, 2013)  
But sterile means the one who can't produce babies.

Arshad Ali said: (Dec 11, 2013)  
Sterile means A condition in which pollen grains are not functional, it means lack of produce something then why not sterile?

Ravi said: (Dec 19, 2013)  
Please tell me How to get the synonyms and antonyms for written test? from sites?

Anoop said: (Jan 22, 2014)  
Sterile means not able to produce children or Young, but barren means too poor to produce much or any vegetation also unproductive.

Shankar said: (Jun 16, 2014)  
Arid is similar in meaning to barren. Then why the answer is only barren?

Sailesh said: (Aug 17, 2014)  
Why not DRY comes here?

Murphy Pavendan said: (Sep 1, 2014)  
Sterile means not able to produce child or young.

Utkarsh said: (Sep 28, 2014)  
Arid and Dry means almost the same i.e. dry and childless means unable to produce offspring. Point is that at the base line there lies a fact that sterile "means unable to produce anything" i.e.its like barren, barren in terms of not producing a child, barren in terms of not producing seed or fruit, barren land, barren in terms of lacking in creativity.

Sreeram said: (Oct 9, 2014)  
Barren may related to childless but the exact meaning is can't able to produce it may be a crops or anything hence BARREN is the correct answer.

Swapnali said: (Jan 4, 2015)  
Sterile means unfertile or infertile barren.

Vnv Phanindra said: (Jul 2, 2015)  
Sterile means lacking of productivity in crops. Its not related to humans so its not childless. So it is barren.

Pravin C said: (Jul 13, 2015)  
Arid is also a synonym of sterile.

Rhia said: (Aug 4, 2015)  
I think the given answer is wrong.

Sterile means: Germ-free, hygienic, spotless clean, etc.

Sreekanth said: (Aug 10, 2015)  
I think its all of the above.

Pushkar Dhall said: (Oct 14, 2015)  
Sterile : Not able to produce children or young. I think it means childless.

Dolly Mishra said: (Feb 27, 2016)  
Arid is same too Barren. Then why Barre?

Manohar said: (May 3, 2016)  
STERILE has two meanings:

i) not able to produce children and
ii) free from bacteria.

The given options childless which is much more relevant than barren.

Rima said: (Jun 25, 2016)  
Dry, arid both are synonyms of barren. So I think correct answer is childless.

Abhishek said: (Jul 1, 2016)  
According to me, childless is the right option.

Anshul said: (Aug 15, 2016)  
Being childless doesn't mean that you can't give birth, it just means that you don't have a child for some reason. So childless cannot be the right answer.

Barren is unproductive and same goes for sterile.

Mrinmoy Nath said: (Sep 10, 2016)  
Synonyms: antiseptic, arid, aseptic, bare, barren, bleak, dead, decontaminated, desert, desolate, disinfected, dry, effete, empty, fallow, fruitless, futile, gaunt, germ-free, hygienic, impotent, infecund, infertile, pasteurized, sanitary, septic, sterilized, unfruitful, uninfected, unprofitable, unprolific, vain, waste, without issue.

Antonyms: dirty, fruitful, productive.

Master Jojo said: (Nov 27, 2016)  
Sterile means barren, which can't produce anything. It's not necessary that it is a child. It may be cropped as well. So barren word is more appropriate.

Pankaj said: (Dec 12, 2016)  
It means not able to produce children.

Ritu said: (Mar 28, 2017)  
Sterile means lack of fertility or one can't reproduce. Barrel means a heath or lacking in fertility.

Ajay Prasanna said: (Jul 5, 2017)  
It means not able to produce children.

Pranav Saini said: (Sep 8, 2017)  
I guess childless is the right answer.

Shara said: (Jan 24, 2018)  
What is the meaning of arid?

Shalu said: (May 4, 2018)  
Why can't we use childless? is childless a proper word?

Ganesh said: (Jul 3, 2018)  
Childless can also be the answer right?

Zishan said: (Jul 8, 2020)  
Why not Childless?

Chander Prakash said: (Aug 22, 2020)  
But childless is much Better than Barren.

Neha Saju said: (Sep 22, 2020)  
Sterile has two meanings. The important one being unable to produce any offspring. Childless is the correct answer. Barren is also a suitable option. Arid means dry and sterile doesn't mean dry.

Priyanka Khose said: (Mar 20, 2021)  
I think childless is more suitable because barren means unproductive of course but related to soil and farming.

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