[ lohn-lee ]
/ ˈloʊn li /
adjective, lone·li·er, lone·li·est.
affected with, characterized by, or causing a depressing feeling of being alone; lonesome.
destitute of sympathetic or friendly companionship, intercourse, support, etc.: a lonely exile.
lone; solitary; without company; companionless.
remote from places of human habitation; desolate; unfrequented; bleak: a lonely road.
standing apart; isolated: a lonely tower.
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synonym study for lonely
1. See alone.
OTHER WORDS FROM lonelylone·li·ly, adverblone·li·ness, lone·li·hood, nounun·lone·ly, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lonely
/ (ˈləʊnlɪ) /
adjective -lier or -liest
unhappy as a result of being without the companionship of othersa lonely man
causing or resulting from the state of being alonea lonely existence
isolated, unfrequented, or desolate
without companions; solitary
Derived forms of lonelyloneliness, noun
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