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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. Damon Jacobs:

    We are taught in this culture to react to perceptions of scarcity with suspicion and attack, instead of practicing the idea of' compersion', or joy in someone else's joy, we are conditioned to respond to joy and success with,' You shouldn't feel good when I don't feel good.' This sets up a nasty cycle of blame-attack-separation, which ultimately fuels our epidemic of alienation and loneliness.

  2. Mother Teresa:

    The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.

  3. Mother Teresa:

    It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start.

  4. Townes Van Zandt:

    Aloneness is a state of being, whereas loneliness is a state of feeling. It's like the difference between being broke and being poor.

  5. Henry Kissinger:

    The essence of this man -- Richard M. Nixon is loneliness.


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