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Synonyms for lonely
ˈloʊn lilone·ly

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Wiktionary

  1. lonelyadjective

    Of place, unfrequented by people; desolate.

    Synonyms:
    desert, desolate, unpeopled, empty, unpopulated

  2. lonelyadjective

    Of person, without companions; solitary.

    Synonyms:
    unaccompanied, alone, solitary

  3. lonelyadjective

    Synonyms:
    lonesome

Princeton's WordNet

  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"

    Antonyms:
    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Antonyms:
    social, inhabited, elated, accompanied

  4. lonely, solitary, unfrequentedadjective

    devoid of creatures

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

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

    Antonyms:
    social, elated, accompanied, inhabited

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lonelyadjective

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

  2. lonelyadjective

    Synonyms:
    lone, alone, solitary, unaccompanied, companionless

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lonelyadjective

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

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How to use lonely in a sentence?

  1. Winning sentence, 1990 Bulwer-Lytton bad fiction contest.:

    Delores breezed along the surface of her life like a flat stone forever skipping along smooth water, rippling reality sporadically but oblivious to it consistently, until she finally lost momentum, sank, and due to an over- dose of flouride as a child which caused her to suffer from chronic apathy, doomed herself to lie forever on the floor of her life as useless as an appendix and as lonely as a five-hundred pound barbell in a steroid-free fitness center.

  2. Blake Sheltonhad:

    I'm just gonna make this really quick because everything I say is going to end up in the tabloids and it doesn’t even matter what I say, it will, i didn’t hear two names I felt like we left out today, and one isGwen Sebastian, who is my duet partner on ‘My Eyes,’ and the other isAshley Monroe, who is my duet partner on ‘Lonely Tonight.’.

  3. Bette Davis:

    To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to seat over lonely labor, to be given the chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy. As everyone else, I love to dunk my crust in it. But alone, it is not a diet designed to keep body and soul together.

  4. Eleni Kounalakis:

    People are getting exhausted, they're getting lonely and they just want it to be over, and so what we're trying to do is really call upon Californians to recognize that this is the most dangerous part of the entire pandemic. But there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

  5. Olga Danilovic:

    Last year, when we didn't have a crowd, I know it felt quite lonely for me, i'm glad to see little kids in the audience — and, of course, grown-ups, too.


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