Pronunciation: (bar'un),[key] —adj. 1. not producing or incapable of producing offspring; sterile: a barren woman. 2. unproductive; unfruitful: barren land. 3. without capacity to interest or attract: a barren period in American architecture. 4. mentally unproductive; dull; stupid.
5. not producing results; fruitless: a barren effort. 6. destitute; bereft; lacking (usually fol. by of): barren of tender feelings.
—n. Usually, barrens. level or slightly rolling land, usually with a sandy soil and few trees, and relatively infertile.