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Definitions of lonely

  1. Sequestered from company or neighbors; solitary; retired; as, a lonely situation; a lonely cell. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Alone, or in want of company; forsaken. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Not frequented by human beings; as, a lonely wood. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Having a feeling of depression or sadness resulting from the consciousness of being alone; lonesome. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Loneliest. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Loneliness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Lonelier. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. lacking companions or companionship; "he 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. separated from or unfrequented by others; remote or secluded; "a lonely crossroads"; "a solitary retreat"; "a trail leading to an unfrequented lake" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. enjoyed or performed alone; "a lonely existence"; "his lonely room"; "took a solitary walk"; "enjoyed her solitary dinner"; "solitary pursuits such as reading" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. Deserted by human beings; given to solitude; secluded; lonesome. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Lone; addicted to solitude or seclusion; sad in solitude. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. Solitary; retired; addicted to solitude. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for lonely

  1. Sometimes her eyes filled with tears, as her heart went out to the lonely battle- field where she thought him lying. – Winning His Way by Charles Carleton Coffin
  2. " You shall be here," she said; " close by me; so that you cannot feel lonely – Opportunities by Susan Warner
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