lost soul

[ lawst-sohl, lost ]
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  1. a person who seems to lack direction or a sense of belonging in life: He was described as a "lost soul" who was estranged from his family and fell into crime.The film focuses on four lost souls: a disgraced TV anchor, a rebellious teen, an isolated single mom, and a self-absorbed music nerd.

  2. a person on the way to hell or perdition: Their preaching focused on bringing lost souls to repentance through God's love.

  1. the damned soul or restless spirit of a dead person: Ghosts are spirits who cannot reincarnate again, and are miserable lost souls.

Origin of lost soul

First recorded in 1640–50

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How to use lost soul in a sentence

  • Every nation has its story of Psyche, the lost soul of things, but none is more beautiful than the tale of Gerda and Kay.