wasteness

wasteness

(ˈweɪstnəs)
n
the state of lying barren or being waste
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of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness' (Zephaniah 1:15).
A possible source for Shelley's title is Zephaniah 1:15: "That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness" (King James Version of the Bible).