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LONELY (lonelier, loneliest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lonely mean? 

LONELY (adjective)
  The adjective LONELY has 4 senses:

1. lacking companions or companionship
2. marked by dejection from being alone
3. remote or secluded
4. characterized by or preferring solitude

  Familiarity information: LONELY used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


LONELY (adjective)


Sense 1lonely [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lacking companions or companionship

Synonyms:

lone; lonely; alone; solitary

Context examples:

he was alone when we met him / she is alone much of the time / the lone skier on the mountain / a lonely fisherman stood on a tuft of gravel / a lonely soul / a solitary traveler

Similar:

unaccompanied (without accompaniment or companions)


Sense 2lonely [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by dejection from being alone

Synonyms:

lonely; lonesome

Context examples:

felt sad and lonely / the loneliest night of the week / lonesome when her husband is away / spent a lonesome hour in the bar

Similar:

dejected (affected or marked by low spirits)


Sense 3lonely [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Remote or secluded

Synonyms:

unfrequented; lonely; solitary

Context examples:

a lonely crossroads / a solitary retreat / a trail leading to an unfrequented lake

Similar:

inaccessible; unaccessible (capable of being reached only with great difficulty or not at all)


Sense 4lonely [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterized by or preferring solitude

Synonyms:

solitary; lone; lonely

Context examples:

a lone wolf / a lonely existence / a man of a solitary disposition / a solitary walk

Similar:

unsocial (not seeking or given to association; being or living without companions)


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