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Synonyms for lonelinesslone·li·ness

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. loneliness

    In retirement one withdraws from association he has had with others; we speak of the retirement of a public man to private life, tho he may still be much in company. In seclusion one shuts himself away from the society of all except intimate friends or attendants; in solitude no other person is present. While seclusion is ordinarily voluntary, solitude may be enforced; we speak of the solitude rather than the seclusion of a prisoner. As "private" denotes what concerns ourselves individually, privacy denotes freedom from the presence or observation of those not concerned or whom we desire not to have concerned in our affairs; privacy is more commonly temporary than seclusion; we speak of a moment's privacy. There may be loneliness without solitude, as amid an unsympathizing crowd, and solitude without loneliness, as when one is glad to be alone.

    Synonyms:
    privacy, retirement, seclusion, solitude

    Antonyms:
    association, companionship, company, converse, fellowship, society

Princeton's WordNet

  1. loneliness, solitarinessnoun

    the state of being alone in solitary isolation

    Synonyms:
    forlornness, solitariness, aloneness, lonesomeness, desolation

  2. forlornness, loneliness, desolationnoun

    sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned

    Synonyms:
    forlornness, aloneness, bleakness, nakedness, desolation, solitariness, devastation, bareness, lonesomeness

  3. aloneness, loneliness, lonesomeness, solitarinessnoun

    a disposition toward being alone

    Synonyms:
    lonesomeness, forlornness, solitariness, aloneness, desolation

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lonelinessnoun

    Synonyms:
    solitariness, seclusion, solitude, retirement, isolation

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "loneliness":

    solitude, ioneliness, lonesomeness, lonely, ionely

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#175privacy
#3308retirement
#7584lonely
#21790solitude
#24076devastation
#24363loneliness
#39211desolation
#43160seclusion
#63583nakedness
#176847aloneness
#179880bleakness
#304791bareness

How to use loneliness in a sentence?

  1. Woody Allen:

    Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Loneliness as an early retirement.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    The great matrix of loneliness, where money rules, there will always be formal loneliness, robotic consciousness.

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. To love through a bunch of problems, through scandals and hatred and anger. Love is the only rational phenomenon. 2. Life is the sadness of the realization that you are really alone where there are many people. Alone, reality is seen sharper and clearer. All the details of the truth and true attitude are visible. 3. Loneliness is when even tears do not help wash away the awareness. 4. Sadness from loneliness is bottomless and you will know at the bottom a new world in which there is a different consciousness. Thinking is a navigator in the globe of various consciousnesses from awareness. 5. Understanding is a stethoscope of empathy in which the cry of the soul is heard. 6. To stop being afraid of loneliness is like to stop being afraid of the dark and death. Just acknowledge the infinity of life, that we are immortal in this eternity. Remove limited consciousness within life. 7. The city of the future is a continuous neural network of empathy for understanding, perhaps because of this, banality, the network from which people plunge deeper and deeper into dreams of selfishness and self-improvement. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Life is never static, and that's what I Think is the most beautiful aspect of Life. Life is beautiful because it is dynamic; because of her ups and downs, twists and bends, and ebbs and flows in general. Nothing is permanent ever, and only constant is the constant change. 'Even this shall pass!' is the mantra, and also a constant reminder for us, on every occasion when we feel very excited with life's flows, and during the darkest moments when we feel down and out with life's ebbs. The successes, disappointments, friendships, betrayals, helplessness, happiness and loneliness etc, all these will pass away, as the life moves on. So enjoy today, especially this moment and the power of 'Now.' Cheers!

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