[ sol-i-tood, -tyood ]
/ ˈsɒl ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud /
the state of being or living alone; seclusion: to enjoy one's solitude.
remoteness from habitations, as of a place; absence of human activity: the solitude of the mountains.
a lonely, unfrequented place: a solitude in the mountains.
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SYNONYMS FOR solitude
1 retirement, privacy. Solitude, isolation refer to a state of being or living alone. Solitude emphasizes the quality of being or feeling lonely and deserted: to live in solitude. Isolation may mean merely a detachment and separation from others: to be put in isolation with an infectious disease.
3 desert, wilderness.
OTHER WORDS FROM solitudesol·i·tu·di·nous [sol-i-tood-n-uhs, -tyood-] /ˌsɒl ɪˈtud n əs, -ˈtyud-/, adjective
Words nearby solitude
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British Dictionary definitions for solitudinous
/ (ˈsɒlɪˌtjuːd) /
the state of being solitary or secluded
poetic a solitary place
Derived forms of solitudesolitudinous, adjective
Word Origin for solitude
C14: from Latin sōlitūdō, from sōlus alone, sole 1
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