loneliness


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lone·ly

 (lōn′lē)
adj. lone·li·er, lone·li·est
1.
a. Dejected by the awareness of being alone. See Synonyms at alone.
b. Producing such dejection: the loneliest night of the week.
2. Without others of a similar kind; lone; solitary: "a lonely band of lawyers up against the might of the American legal establishment" (Nick Kotz).
3. Unfrequented by people; desolate: a lonely crossroads.

lone′li·ly adv.
lone′li·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.loneliness - the state of being alone in solitary isolationloneliness - the state of being alone in solitary isolation
isolation - a state of separation between persons or groups
2.loneliness - sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned
sadness, unhappiness - emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being
3.loneliness - a disposition toward being alone
friendlessness - being without friends
reclusiveness - a disposition to prefer seclusion or isolation
disposition, temperament - your usual mood; "he has a happy disposition"

loneliness

noun solitude, isolation, desolation, seclusion, aloneness, dreariness, solitariness, forlornness, lonesomeness, desertedness Deep down I have a fear of loneliness.
Quotations
"Alone, alone, all, all alone,"
"Alone on a wide wide sea!"
"And never a saint took pity on"
"My soul in agony" [Samuel Taylor Coleridge The Ancient Mariner]

loneliness

noun
The quality or state of being alone:
Translations
وِحْدَةٌوِحْدَه، عُزْلَه
samota
ensomhed
yksinäisyys
usamljenost
einmanaleiki
孤独
고독
osamelost
ensamhet
ความเหงา
sự cô đơn

loneliness

[ˈləʊnlɪnɪs] Nsoledad f

loneliness

[ˈləʊnlinəs] nsolitude f, isolement m

loneliness

nEinsamkeit f

loneliness

[ˈləʊnlɪnɪs] nsolitudine f

lone

(ləun) adjective
solitary, without companions, by itself etc. a lone figure on the beach.
ˈlonely adjective
1. lacking or wanting companionship. Aren't you lonely, living by yourself?
2. (of a place) far away from busy places, having few people. a lonely island.
ˈloneliness noun
ˈlonesome adjective
(especially American) lonely; solitary. She feels lonesome when her brothers are at school.
ˈlonesomeness noun

loneliness

وِحْدَةٌ samota ensomhed Einsamkeit μοναξιά soledad yksinäisyys solitude usamljenost solitudine 孤独 고독 eenzaamheid ensomhet samotność solidão одиночество ensamhet ความเหงา yalnızlık sự cô đơn 孤独
References in classic literature ?
Then, and quite suddenly, he became aware of loneliness.
The loneliness of the man is slowly being borne in upon me.
One small white cloud Threading the vasty vault of heaven recalls My heart unto her loneliness.
And they may unfold a tale of narrow escape, of steady ill-luck, of high winds and heavy weather, of ice, of interminable calms or endless head-gales; a tale of difficulties overcome, of adversity defied by a small knot of men upon the great loneliness of the sea; a tale of resource, of courage - of helplessness, perhaps.
To Carlyle, who hated noises, who all his life long waged war against howling dogs and "demon" fowls, the silence and loneliness were delightful.
An atmosphere of loneliness pervaded the spot, which caught suddenly at both men as they strode toward the cabin.
But Dorothea thought with deep pity of the loneliness which must have come upon Rosamond from the suspicions cast on her husband; and there would surely be help in the manifestation of respect for Lydgate and sympathy with her.
The moon had not yet risen, and Ruth, gazing into the starry vault of the sky and exchanging no speech with Martin, experienced a sudden feeling of loneliness.
Do you wish, then, to persuade me that your whole existence has been passed in loneliness and want and gloom, with never a cheering word to help you, nor a seat in a friend's chimney-corner?
It would not surprise you if, as you came near seeking for an opening in the reef, it vanished suddenly from your view, and nothing met your gaze but the blue loneliness of the Pacific.
Nowhere, indeed, was any sign or suggestion of life except the barking of a distant dog, which, repeated with mechanical iteration, served rather to accentuate than dispel the loneliness of the scene.
The imagination of this loneliness frightened her, and yet to speak--to lose her loneliness, for it had already become dear to her, was beyond her power.