loner


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lon·er

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

loner

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

lon•er

(ˈloʊ nər)

n.
a person who is or prefers to be alone, esp. one who avoids the company of others.
[1945–50]
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

loner

noun (Informal) individualist, outsider, solitary, maverick, hermit, recluse, misanthrope, lone wolf I'm very much a loner - I never go out.
Translations

loner

[ˈləʊnəʳ] Nsolitario/a m/f

loner

[ˈləʊnər] nsolitaire m/f

loner

nEinzelgänger(in) m(f)

loner

[ˈləʊnəʳ] ntipo solitario, persona solitaria, solitario/a

loner

n (fam) solitario -ria mf
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The loner paedophile from Falkirk was a delivery driver who stalked the roads of the UK searching for victims.
THOMAS Mair was an antisocial loner who may have only chosen to target Jo Cox in the weeks before he murdered her, police believe.
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Lee Klein was 17 when he was detained for his role in the killing of quiet loner John Cheal.
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LONER Ms Wyatt, who used to work with Mr Johnson on The Spectator magazine, said the self-confessed "bit of a loner" arrives early for parties so he can leave early and "has few real friends".
For every Loner a guest puts down with their tranquilizer gun, the shooter gets an extra day added to her rapidly dwindling period to find a soul mate.
Loner Liam Lyburd cut himself off from reality and threw himself in to an illicit online world.
A CONVICTED paedophile and loner was caught by angry parents pleasuring himself close to where children played.
A LONER who downloaded hundreds of indecent images of children has escaped a prison sentence after a court heard he was trying to mend his ways.
If holidays were like kids, I once thought when I was still a boy, then Purim and Hanukkah would be the most popular in class, Rosh Hashanah would be the most beautiful, and Yom Kippur would be a kind of weirdo, a loner, but the most interesting of all.