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 ?
asked Amy, who in her loneliness felt the need of help of some sort, and found that she was apt to forget her little book, now that Beth was not there to remind her of it.
Her mind began to review the loneliness of her childhood and she remembered with a pang the sharp new loneli- ness that had just come to her.
He was badly frightened, certainly, and perhaps he even felt some stirrings of remorse for his indifference to the old man's misery and loneliness.
With a sudden sense of awe and loneliness she turned to the cabin and its sleeping inmates--all that seemed left to her in the vast and stupendous domination of rock and wood and sky.
They shiver in their loneliness, be it on a mountain-top or in a dungeon.
She was young, untried, nervous: it was a vision of serious duties and little company, of really great loneliness.
Uncommonly conscientious for a seaman, and endued with a deep natural reverence, the wild watery loneliness of his life did therefore strongly incline him to superstition; but to that sort of superstition, which in some organizations seems rather to spring, somehow, from intelligence than from ignorance.
An icy horror of loneliness seized him; he saw himself standing apart and watching all the world fade away from him--a world of shadows, of fickle dreams.
The weather continued much the same all the following morning; and the same loneliness, and the same melancholy, seemed to reign at Hartfieldbut in the afternoon it cleared; the wind changed into a softer quarter; the clouds were carried off; the sun appeared; it was summer again.
The flame flickers in the eye; the eye shines like dew; it looks soft and full of feeling; it smiles at my jargon: it is susceptible; impression follows impression through its clear sphere; where it ceases to smile, it is sad; an unconscious lassitude weighs on the lid: that signifies melancholy resulting from loneliness.
We each tried at first to pack up in our own rooms -- but the loneliness was more than we could bear.
There was an air or utter loneliness upon her, that would have moved me to pity though she had wilfully done me a deeper injury than I could charge her with.