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Synonyms for lonely
ˈloʊn lilone·ly

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Wiktionary3.0 / 1 vote

  1. lonelyadjective

    Of place, unfrequented by people; desolate.

    desert, desolate, unpeopled, empty, unpopulated

  2. lonelyadjective

    Of person, without companions; solitary.

    unaccompanied, alone, solitary

  3. lonelyadjective


Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. alone(p), lone(a), lonely(a), solitaryadjective

    lacking companions or companionship

    "he was alone when we met him"; "she is alone much of the time"; "the lone skier on the mountain"; "a lonely fisherman stood on a tuft of gravel"; "a lonely soul"; "a solitary traveler"

    accompanied, inhabited, social, elated

  2. lonely, lonesomeadjective

    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"

    unfrequented, lonesome, solitary(a), solitary, lonely(a), alone(p), sole(a), only(a), lone(a), lonesome(a)

    elated, accompanied, inhabited, social

  3. lone(a), lonely(a), solitaryadjective

    characterized by or preferring solitude

    "a lone wolf"; "a lonely existence"; "a man of a solitary disposition"; "a solitary walk"

    social, inhabited, elated, accompanied

  4. lonely, solitary, unfrequentedadjective

    devoid of creatures

    "a lonely crossroads"; "a solitary retreat"; "a trail leading to an unfrequented lake"

    unfrequented, lonesome, solitary(a), solitary, lonely(a), nongregarious, nonsocial, alone(p), sole(a), only(a), lone(a), lonesome(a)

    social, elated, accompanied, inhabited

Dictionary of English Synonymes3.0 / 2 votes

  1. lonelyadjective

    apart, retired, solitary, secluded, isolated, sequestered, remote, dreary, lonesome

  2. lonelyadjective

    lone, alone, solitary, unaccompanied, companionless

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. lonelyadjective

    sequestered, solitary, unfrequented, lonesome, desolate, dreary, lorn

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How to use lonely in a sentence?

  1. Terry Gross:

    All my life, I have never felt lonely with a dog I loved at my side, no matter how many times I've been alone.

  2. Stephanie Cacioppo:

    Social media tried to promote social gathering but in reality it might increase the feelings of loneliness, it all depends how we use it. If you use social media to only watchothers having fun, you might feel extremely lonely.But if you use it as a way to talk to your own friends and be really authentic and then schedule face-to-facemeetings then you may feel less lonely.

  3. Dilip Jeste:

    In other words, people who have high levels of wisdom didn't feel lonely, and vice versa.

  4. Matt McCoy:

    For me it's very hopeful because being the first openly gay elected official in Iowa was hard at the time that I came out, and it was lonely then and there wasn't a lot of support back then.

  5. Christopher Morley:

    No man is lonely while eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention.

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