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Synonyms for loneliness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. loneliness, solitariness(noun)

    the state of being alone in solitary isolation

    forlornness, solitariness, aloneness, lonesomeness, desolation

  2. forlornness, loneliness, desolation(noun)

    sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned

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

  3. aloneness, loneliness, lonesomeness, solitariness(noun)

    a disposition toward being alone

    lonesomeness, forlornness, solitariness, aloneness, desolation

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.

    privacy, retirement, seclusion, solitude

    association, companionship, company, converse, fellowship, society

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. loneliness(n.)

    solitariness, seclusion, solitude, retirement, isolation

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "loneliness":

    solitude, ioneliness, lonesomeness, lonely, ionely

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How to use loneliness in a sentence?

  1. Vice President Biden:

    There is little I can say to ease the pain, the loneliness, i know from experience, Maritza, there are no words I can offer.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Every time I stepped into madness of the crowds, I longed for the wisdom of the loneliness.

  3. Henry Kissinger:

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

  4. Amos Bronson Alcott:

    The surest sign of age is loneliness.

  5. Henry Owens:

    You feel a sense of desperation, loneliness, i had no hope.

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