lonely - definition and synonyms

 
 
adjective 

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/ˈləʊnli/
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.

    1. a.
      done or happening while you are alone and feeling lonely

      a long lonely walk

      a lonely childhood

  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.

derived word

loneliness

 

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noun [uncountable]
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