forlornness
noun see forlorn

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Forlornness — For*lorn ness, n. State of being forlorn. Boyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forlornness — hopelessness, despondency, despair, desperation (see under DESPONDENT) Analogous words: dejection, depression, gloom, melancholy, blues, dumps, *sadness …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • forlornness — forlorn ► ADJECTIVE 1) pitifully sad and lonely. 2) unlikely to succeed or be fulfilled. ● forlorn hope Cf. ↑forlorn hope DERIVATIVES forlornly adverb forlornness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • forlornness — See forlornly. * * * …   Universalium

  • forlornness — noun The characteristic of being forlorn; sadness; loneliness …   Wiktionary

  • forlornness — for·lorn·ness …   English syllables

  • forlornness — noun sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned • Syn: ↑loneliness, ↑desolation • Derivationally related forms: ↑desolate (for: ↑desolation), ↑lonely (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • despondent — adj Despondent, despairing, desperate, hopeless, forlorn mean having lost all or practically all hope. The same distinctions in implications and connotations are to be found in their corresponding nouns despondency, despair, desperation,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • forlorn — adjective Etymology: Middle English forloren, from Old English, past participle of forlēosan to lose, from for + lēosan to lose more at lose Date: before 12th century 1. a. bereft, forsaken < left quite forlorn of hope > b. sad and lonely because …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • L'existentialisme est un humanisme — Existentialism is a Humanism ( L existentialisme est un humanisme ) is a 1946 philosophical work by Jean Paul Sartre. It is seen by many as one of the defining texts in the Existentialist movement.In his text, Sartre says that the key defining… …   Wikipedia

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