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Meaning of LONELY

Pronunciation:  'lownlee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  marked by dejection from being alone; "felt sad and lonely"; "the loneliest night of the week"; "lonesome when her husband is away"; "spent a lonesome hour in the bar"
 

LONELY is a 6 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: dejected, lonesome
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

2. Alone, or in want of company; forsaken.

         To the misled and lonely traveler.    --Milton.

3. Not frequented by human beings; as, a lonely wood.

4. Having a feeling of depression or sadness resulting from
   the consciousness of being alone; lonesome.

         I am very often alone. I don't mean I am lonely.
                                               --H. James.

Syn: Solitary; lone; lonesome; retired; unfrequented;
     sequestered; secluded.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abandoned, alienated, all alone, alone, aloof, apart, barren, companionless, deserted, desolate, detached, forsaken, friendless, homeless, in solitude, insular, isolated, kithless, lone, lonesome, one, outcast, reclusive, removed, retiring, rootless, secluded, separate, separated, single, single-handed, sole, solitary, solo, unabetted, unaccompanied, unaided, unassisted, unattended, unescorted, uninhabited, unseconded, unsocial, unsupported, withdrawn
 

 

 

 

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