- separate, apart, or isolated from others: I want to be alone.
- to the exclusion of all others or all else: One cannot live by bread alone.
- unique; unequaled; unexcelled: He is alone among his peers in devotion to duty.
- solitarily; solely: She prefers to live alone.
- only; exclusively.
- without aid or help: The baby let go of the side of the crib and stood alone.
- leave alone,
- to allow (someone) to be by himself or herself: Leave him alone—he wants to rest.
- to refrain from annoying or interfering with: The youngsters wouldn't leave the dog alone, and he finally turned on them.
- let alone,
- to refrain from annoying or interfering with.
- not to mention: He was too tired to walk, let alone run.
- let well enough alone, to be satisfied with the existing situation; refrain from attempting to change conditions: Marriages are often destroyed by relatives who will not let well enough alone.
Origin of alone
Synonyms for aloneSee more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Antonyms for alone
Related Words for alonenessisolation, loneliness, solitude, withdrawal, solitariness, lonesomeness, loneness
Examples from the Web for aloneness
Contemporary Examples of aloneness
But the feeling of aloneness, of isolation, never goes away.Charles Frazier in the Fast Lane
October 14, 2011
Historical Examples of aloneness
It was a habit of his years of aloneness, this talking to a creature that could make no answer.The Country Beyond
James Oliver Curwood
But I have need of all my peculiar genius to show you my individuality—my aloneness.
It was that I felt my aloneness, my foreignness to all things.
He retreated into his aloneness until there was nothing but himself.Ye of Little Faith
Roger Phillips Graham
Terrible is aloneness with the judge and avenger of one's own law.Thus Spake Zarathustra
- apart from another or others; solitary
- without anyone or anything elseone man alone could lift it
- without equal; uniquehe stands alone in the field of microbiology
- to the exclusion of others; onlyshe alone believed him
- leave alone, leave be, let alone or let be to refrain from annoying or interfering with
- leave well alone, leave well enough alone, let well alone or let well enough alone to refrain from interfering with something that is satisfactory
- let alone much less; not to mentionhe can't afford beer, let alone whisky
Word Origin for alone
see go it alone; leave someone alone; leave well enough alone; let alone.