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Synonyms for solitary
ˈsɒl ɪˌtɛr isoli·ta·ry

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. solitary

    sole, single, only, lone, lonely, private, remote, retired, sequestered, desolate, uninhabited, desert

Princeton's WordNet

  1. solitary confinement, solitarynoun

    confinement of a prisoner in isolation from other prisoners

    "he was held in solitary"

    solitudinarian, hermit, solitary confinement, troglodyte, recluse

    social, gregarious, inhabited, multiple, accompanied

  2. hermit, recluse, solitary, solitudinarian, troglodyteadjective

    one who lives in solitude

    caveman, troglodyte, recluse, anchorite, cave man, solitudinarian, cave dweller, hermit, solitary confinement

    accompanied, gregarious, social, multiple, inhabited

  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"

    gregarious, multiple, accompanied, social, inhabited

  4. nongregarious, nonsocial, solitaryadjective

    of plants and animals; not growing or living in groups or colonies

    "solitary bees"

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

    accompanied, gregarious, inhabited, multiple, social

  5. 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"

    multiple, accompanied, gregarious, inhabited, social

  6. lone(a), lonesome(a), only(a), sole(a), solitary(a)adjective

    being the only one; single and isolated from others

    "the lone doctor in the entire county"; "a lonesome pine"; "an only child"; "the sole heir"; "the sole example"; "a solitary instance of cowardice"; "a solitary speck in the sky"

    accompanied, multiple, inhabited, gregarious, social

  7. lonely, solitary, unfrequentedadjective

    devoid of creatures

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

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

    inhabited, social, multiple, accompanied, gregarious

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Editors Contribution

  1. lonliness

    existing alone; living or going without companions

    "we can keep just living in solitary like this."

    Submitted by anonymous on April 16, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. solitaryadjective

    lone, lonely, alone, unaccompanied, companionless, without society, without company

  2. solitaryadjective

    isolated, secluded, unfrequented, uninhabited, retired, deserted

  3. solitaryadjective

    dismal, gloomy, desolate, cheerless, lonesome

  4. solitaryadjective

    single, sole, individual

  5. solitarynoun

    hermit, anchorite, anchoret, recluse, solitaire, EREMITE

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. solitaryadjective

    unfrequented, secluded, lonely, single, individual, eremetic, hermitical

  2. solitarynoun

    recluse, anchoret, hermit, eremite

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How to use solitary in a sentence?

  1. United States:

    Now I have to show up and be that person I always said I wanted to be in a situation like this. While this has been a solitary journey in many ways, Franklins husband has helped greatly in easing the transition from competitive swimming. When his wife-to-be was contemplating whether to have another surgery, he pointed out that there were far more important things still to come, that had nothing to do with being a star athlete. Theres always going to be a part of me thats still working through it, still reflecting and seeing what else I can take away from it.

  2. Willa Cather:

    Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family --but to a solitary and an exile his friends are everything.

  3. Thomas Hobbes, "The Leviathan":

    The life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.

  4. Al Watkins:

    The path charted by Mr. Chansley since January 6 has been a process, one which has involved pain, depression, solitary confinement, introspection, recognition of mental health vulnerabilities, and a coming to grips with the need for more self-work.

  5. Noura Al-Jizawi:

    I just wanted to live in a country that respected me as a human; one that offered me some dignity and freedom. I could not accept that I had to live under a dictatorship, for that, we females – even the old ladies – were tortured the same way as the men. We were hung by our feet, electric shocks, our faces beaten into walls and our skin set on fire. My teeth were all broken. I spent more than a month in solitary confinement. I just kept praying for my body to stay alive.

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