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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  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 WordNet2.3 / 3 votes

  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 Synonymes2.0 / 1 vote

  1. lonelinessnoun

    Synonyms:
    solitariness, seclusion, solitude, retirement, isolation

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  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. F Scott:

    Thirty-the promise of a decade of loneliness, a thinning list of single men to know, a thinning brief-case of enthusiasm, thinning hair.

  2. Akhenaton:

    The barb in the arrow of childhood suffering is this its intense loneliness, its intense ignorance.

  3. Anthony Ong:

    More research is also needed to clarify the brain mechanisms underlying the association between loneliness and cognitive decline in old age and the extent to which such decline is reversible through intervention.

  4. 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.

  5. Chief Seattle:

    What is man without the beasts If all the beasts were gone, man would die from a great loneliness of spirit. For whatever happens to the beasts, soon happens to man. All things are connected.


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