Definitions of loneliness

  1. sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the state of being alone in solitary isolation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The state of being unfrequented by human beings; as, the loneliness of a road. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Love of retirement; disposition to solitude. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A feeling of depression resulting from being alone. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The state of being lonely. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. Solitude; retirement. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for loneliness

  1. Birdalone waked in her loneliness till the day was spent, and somewhat worn of the night; then she fell asleep for weariness; but so it was, that before dusk she had deemed that a blue cloud lay before her in the offing which moved not. – The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris
  2. And yet the fact that they were there took away some of his loneliness – Baree, Son of Kazan by James Oliver Curwood