lonely

[lone┬Ěly]

There are a few definitions of lonely but they all share the same qualities: solitude, the absence of human company, and not a lot of exciting stuff going on.

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Sequestered from company or neighbors; solitary; retired; as, a lonely situation; a lonely cell.

Adjective S.
marked by dejection from being alone; "felt sad and lonely"; "the loneliest night of the week"; "lonesome when her husband is away"; "spent a lonesome hour in the bar"


superl.
Sequestered from company or neighbors; solitary; retired; as, a lonely situation; a lonely cell.

superl.
Alone, or in want of company; forsaken.

superl.
Not frequented by human beings; as, a lonely wood.

superl.
Having a feeling of depression or sadness resulting from the consciousness of being alone; lonesome.


Lonely

Lone"ly, a. [Compar. Lonelier ; superl. Loneliest.] [Shortened fr. alonely.] 1. Sequestered from company or neighbors; solitary; retired; as, a lonely situation; a lonely cell. 2. Alone, or in want of company; forsaken.
To the misled and lonely traveler.
3. Not frequented by human beings; as, a lonely wood. 4. Having a feeling of depression or sadness resulting from the consciousness of being alone; lonesome.
I am very often alone. I don't mean I am lonely.
Syn. -- Solitary; lone; lonesome; retired; unfrequented; sequestered; secluded.

Sequestered from company or neighbors; solitary; retired; as, a lonely situation; a lonely cell.

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Usage Examples

Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, or even a stranger, if in a lonely place.

Absolutely lonely people have few personal interactions of any kind.

As far as loneliness, I feel Los Angeles and its layout, having to drive everywhere - it is a lonely place. It's an isolated city in that respect because you're driving to places alone listening to the radio.

For the first time, I lived alone... in a luxury apartment on Sunset Strip. For a few days I loved the idea, but I got lonely and restless.

Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting she is never plain. She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief, the souvenir of pain.

I believe that you control your destiny, that you can be what you want to be. You can also stop and say, 'No, I won't do it, I won't behave his way anymore. I'm lonely and I need people around me, maybe I have to change my methods of behaving,' and then you do it.

Dreams have only one owner at a time. That's why dreamers are lonely.

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.

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Other Usage Examples

'American Horror' is the debasement of the suburban family, the way a lonely kid would have imagined it in the Seventies.

For in the end, freedom is a personal and lonely battle and one faces down fears of today so that those of tomorrow might be engaged.

I am happy as happiness goes, for a woman who has so many memories and who lives the lonely life of an actress.

Even cats grow lonely and anxious.

I gave up on new poetry myself 30 years ago when most of it began to read like coded messages passing between lonely aliens in a hostile world.

A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.

But you see, that's the gilded prison of fashion. We're riding in private jets, and meantime I was so incredibly, painfully sad and lonely.

At that time, I feel sad, and I feel no one knows how hard I work and how many tears. They only know the score. At that time, I feel very lonely because no one understands since they haven't been world No. 1 before.

Actually, my mother and Alfie came for three weeks' Christmas vacation and stayed for 21 years. I guess my mother never went back because she was lonely.

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