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adjective lonely pronunciation in British English /ˈləʊnli/
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adjectivelonely
comparativelonelier
superlativeloneliest
  1. 1
    unhappy because you are alone or because you have no friends
    She must feel desperately lonely with all her family in Scotland.
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    1. a.
      done or happening while you are alone and feeling lonely
      a long lonely walk
      a lonely childhood
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  2. 2
    a lonesome place is far from where people live, and not many people go there
    The car broke down on a lonely stretch of country road.
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 lonely pronunciation in British English noun [uncountable]
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