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sol·i·tude

 (sŏl′ĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′)
n.
1. The state or quality of being alone or remote from others: Composers need solitude to work.
2.
a. The state of being secluded or uninhabited: sought out the solitude of the forest.
b. A secluded or uninhabited place: "Beyond his bleak sky-line there stretched vast solitudes" (Jack London).

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin sōlitūdō, from sōlus, alone; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots.]

solitude

(ˈsɒlɪˌtjuːd)
n
1. the state of being solitary or secluded
2. poetic a solitary place
[C14: from Latin sōlitūdō, from sōlus alone, sole1]
ˌsoliˈtudinous adj

sol•i•tude

(ˈsɒl ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud)

n.
1. the state of being or living alone; seclusion.
2. remoteness from habitations: the solitude of the woods.
3. a lonely, unfrequented place.
[1325–75; Middle English < Middle French < Latin sōlitūdō, derivative of sōl(us) only, sole1]
sol`i•tu′di•nous (-n əs) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.solitude - a state of social isolationsolitude - a state of social isolation    
isolation - a state of separation between persons or groups
2.solitude - the state or situation of being alone
isolation - a state of separation between persons or groups
3.solitude - a solitary placesolitude - a solitary place      
place, spot, topographic point - a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic"; "a bright spot on a planet"

solitude

noun
1. isolation, privacy, seclusion, retirement, loneliness, ivory tower, reclusiveness Imagine long golden beaches where you can wander in solitude.
2. (Poetic) wilderness, waste, desert, emptiness, wasteland travelling by yourself in these vast solitudes
Related words
like automania
fear eremophobia
Quotations
"far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife" [Thomas Gray Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard]
"Solitude should teach us how to die" [Lord Byron Childe Harold]
"That inward eye"
"Which is the bliss of solitude" [William Wordsworth I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud]
"Two paradises 'twere in one"
"To live in paradise alone" [Andrew Marvell The Garden]

solitude

noun
The quality or state of being alone:
Translations
عُزْلَه
samota
ensomhed
yksinäisyys
egyedüllétmagány
kesepian
einsemdeinvera
singurătate
samota
samota
ensamhet

solitude

[ˈsɒlɪtjuːd] Nsoledad f

solitude

[ˈsɒlɪtjuːd] nsolitude f
to live in solitude → vivre dans la solitude

solitude

nEinsamkeit f; (of place also)Abgelegenheit f

solitude

[ˈsɒlɪtjuːd] nsolitudine f

solitary

(ˈsolitəri) adjective
1. alone; without companions. a solitary traveller.
2. living or being alone, by habit or preference. She was a solitary person.
3. single. not a solitary example.
ˈsolitude (-tjuːd) noun
the state of being alone. He likes solitude; He lives in solitude.
solitary confinement
imprisonment in a cell by oneself. He was sentenced to six months' solitary confinement.
References in periodicals archive ?
At the other extreme there was the unrelenting gloom of the Beatles ballad Eleanor Rigby, keeping her face in a jar by the door, and Anita Brookner novels featuring cardiganwearing spinsters doomed to solitudinous despair.
Weinfield's lines, their heightening of the functional syntax embedded in the poem, beautifully capture the need for Mallarme to respond generously to the regard of the poets on this particular occasion, and yet, at the same time, to remind them, with minimal offense, of the solitudinous role of the poet.
Moral actions are neither purposeful, reciprocal, contractual, calculable, nor rational: they are person, solitudinous.