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  1. (noun-plural) Barren land characterized by roughly eroded ridges, peaks, and mesas.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. On the wall next to the door, instead of a nameplate, there was an ink and pen drawing, two inches by three inches, of a small piece of the U.S. map, with the word badlands written in the middle. - The Dead House
  2. Known as the badlands because of their barrenness, the small rolling hills around the ranch were composed of disintegrating sandy silts and clay shales. - Portrait of An Artist
  3. As I sit here in my luckily obtained front row seat, I am blown away by scenes of Vash's trademark shinanagens with the accompanying crew of Milly, Meryl and Nick Wolfwood in what is appropriately called a badlands rumble. - Antenna
  4. Humans cleared the land of its natural vegetation and the badlands are the result. - blogTO
  5. A little below Afghanistan lies Pakistan's tribal zones, the so-called badlands of Pakistan, a sovereign country that has just given the boot to Pervez Musharraf, a military strongman and president once considered friendly to US interests. - Connecticut Commentary: Red Notes from a Blue State


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