lonely
adjective (lonelier; -est) Date: circa 1598 1. a. being without company ; lone b. cut off from others ; solitary 2. not frequented by human beings ; desolate 3. sad from being alone ; lonesome 4. producing a feeling of bleakness or desolation Synonyms: see aloneloneliness noun

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  • Lonely — Lone ly, a. [Compar. {Lonelier}; superl. {Loneliest}.] [Shortened fr. alonely.] 1. Sequestered from company or neighbors; solitary; retired; as, a lonely situation; a lonely cell. [1913 Webster] 2. Alone, or in want of company; forsaken. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • lonely — [adj1] feeling friendless, forlorn abandoned, alone, apart, by oneself, comfortless, companionless, deserted, desolate, destitute, disconsolate, down, empty, estranged, forsaken, godforsaken, homeless, isolated, left, lone, lonesome, outcast,… …   New thesaurus

  • lonely — index derelict (abandoned), solitary Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • lonely — ► ADJECTIVE (lonelier, loneliest) 1) sad because one has no friends or company. 2) solitary. 3) unfrequented and remote. DERIVATIVES loneliness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • lonely — [lōn′lē] adj. lonelier, loneliest 1. alone; solitary 2. a) standing apart from others of its kind; isolated b) unfrequented or uninhabited 3. unhappy at being alone; longing for friends, company, etc. 4 …   English World dictionary

  • lonely — 1. (lonely) (1485↑, 126↓) Adjective 1. An adjective describing one who finds him or her self looking up words such as [lonely] on urbandictionary.com because he or she misses his or her loved one, or has not yet found one to be named as such. or… …   Urban English dictionary

  • lonely — lone|ly S3 [ˈləunli US ˈloun ] adj comparative lonelier superlative loneliest 1.) unhappy because you are alone or do not have anyone to talk to American Equivalent: lonesome ▪ a lonely old man ▪ Don t you get lonely being on your own all day?… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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