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English adjective: lonely

1. lonely lacking companions or companionship


SamplesHe was alone when we met him.
She is alone much of the time.
The lone skier on the mountain.
A lonely fisherman stood on a tuft of gravel.
A lonely soul.
A solitary traveler.


Synonymsalone, lone, solitary


Similarunaccompanied


Antonymsaccompanied

2. lonely marked by dejection from being alone


SamplesFelt sad and lonely.
The loneliest night of the week.
Lonesome when her husband is away.
Spent a lonesome hour in the bar.


Synonymslonesome


Similardejected


Antonymselated

3. lonely characterized by or preferring solitude


SamplesA lone wolf.
A lonely existence.
A man of a solitary disposition.
A solitary walk.


Synonymslone, solitary


Similarunsocial


Antonymssocial

4. lonely devoid of creatures


SamplesA lonely crossroads.
A solitary retreat.
A trail leading to an unfrequented lake.


Synonymssolitary, unfrequented


Similaruninhabited


Antonymsinhabited









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