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Meaning of LONELINESS

Pronunciation:  l'ownleenus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a disposition toward being alone
  2. [n]  sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned
  3. [n]  the state of being alone in solitary isolation
 

LONELINESS is a 10 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: aloneness, desolation, forlornness, lonesomeness, solitariness, solitude
 
 See Also: disposition, isolation, sadness, temperament, unhappiness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Lone"li*ness\, n.
1. The condition of being lonely; solitude; seclusion.

2. The state of being unfrequented by human beings; as, the
   loneliness of a road.

3. Love of retirement; disposition to solitude.

         I see The mystery of your loneliness. --Shak.

4. A feeling of depression resulting from being alone.

Syn: Solitude; seclusion. See {Solitude}.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: alienation, aloneness, aloofness, celibacy, detachment, isolation, keeping apart, loneness, lonesomeness, moving apart, privacy, seclusion, separateness, sequestration, single blessedness, singleness, solitariness, solitude, splendid isolation, withdrawal
 

 

 

 

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