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adjective solitary pronunciation in American English /ˈsɑləˌteri/
  1. 1
    tending to spend a lot of time alone

    a largely solitary bird

    1. a.
      in a place or situation where there are no other people

      the solitary inhabitant of the island

      A solitary police officer stood at the gate.

    2. b.
      done or experienced by someone who is alone

      Mathematical research is a largely solitary pursuit.

  2. 2
    [always in negatives] used for emphasizing that there is not even one person or thing

    He didn’t say a single solitary word to me all evening.


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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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