Synonyms for (adjective) sterile

Synonyms: unimaginative, uninspired, uninventive, sterile

Definition: deficient in originality or creativity; lacking powers of invention

Usage: a sterile ideology lacking in originality; unimaginative development of a musical theme; uninspired writing

Similar words: uncreative

Definition: not creative

Usage: an uncreative imagination


Synonyms: unfertile, sterile, infertile

Definition: incapable of reproducing

Usage: an infertile couple

Similar words: barren

Definition: not bearing offspring

Usage: a barren woman; learned early in his marriage that he was sterile


Similar words: sterilised, sterilized

Definition: made infertile


Similar words: unfertilised, unfertilized, unimpregnated

Definition: not having been fertilized

Usage: an unfertilized egg


Synonyms: aseptic, sterile

Definition: free of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms

Usage: a sterile operating area; aseptic surgical instruments; aseptic surgical techniques

Similar words: antiseptic

Definition: thoroughly clean and free of or destructive to disease-causing organisms

Usage: doctors in antiseptic green coats; the antiseptic effect of alcohol; it is said that marjoram has antiseptic qualities