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loner

one who prefers to be alone or is rarely in the company of others: A loner doesn’t go to many parties.
Not to be confused with:
loaner – one who loans; something loaned: While my car’s in the body shop, I’m driving a loaner.
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lon·er

 (lō′nər)
n.
One who avoids the company of other people.
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loner

(ˈləʊnə)
n
informal a person or animal who avoids the company of others or prefers to be alone
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lon•er

(ˈloʊ nər)

n.
a person who is or prefers to be alone, esp. one who avoids the company of others.
[1945–50]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.loner - a person who avoids the company or assistance of othersloner - a person who avoids the company or assistance of others
individualist - a person who pursues independent thought or action
recluse, solitudinarian, troglodyte, solitary, hermit - one who lives in solitude
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loner

noun (Informal) individualist, outsider, solitary, maverick, hermit, recluse, misanthrope, lone wolf I'm very much a loner - I never go out.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
Translations

loner

[ˈləʊnəʳ] Nsolitario/a m/f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

loner

[ˈləʊnər] nsolitaire m/f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

loner

nEinzelgänger(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

loner

[ˈləʊnəʳ] ntipo solitario, persona solitaria, solitario/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

loner

n (fam) solitario -ria mf
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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And though there have been notable exceptions, most of these fictional detectives have been emotional cripples, loners who were long on brains and determination but decidedly short on warmth and affection.
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Loners and loneliness inform all these perfs, but none more so than George Clooney's (Oscar winner for "Syriana") heartbreaking turn as the debonair, soulless yet ultimately self-aware hatchet man in "Up in the Air," a constant traveler happiest at 30,000 feet, insulated from messy human drama.