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Synonyms for solitary
ˈsɒl ɪˌtɛr i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. solitary confinement, solitary(noun)

    confinement of a prisoner in isolation from other prisoners

    "he was held in solitary"

    Synonyms:
    solitudinarian, hermit, solitary confinement, troglodyte, recluse

    Antonyms:
    social, gregarious, inhabited, multiple, accompanied

  2. hermit, recluse, solitary, solitudinarian, troglodyte(adj)

    one who lives in solitude

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

    Antonyms:
    accompanied, gregarious, social, multiple, inhabited

  3. lone(a), lonely(a), solitary(adj)

    characterized by or preferring solitude

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

    Antonyms:
    gregarious, multiple, accompanied, social, inhabited

  4. nongregarious, nonsocial, solitary(adj)

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

    "solitary bees"

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

    Antonyms:
    accompanied, gregarious, inhabited, multiple, social

  5. alone(p), lone(a), lonely(a), solitary(adj)

    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:
    multiple, accompanied, gregarious, inhabited, social

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

    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"

    Antonyms:
    accompanied, multiple, inhabited, gregarious, social

  7. lonely, solitary, unfrequented(adj)

    devoid of creatures

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

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

    Antonyms:
    inhabited, social, multiple, accompanied, gregarious

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. solitary

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

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. solitary(a.)

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

  2. solitary(a.)

    Synonyms:
    isolated, secluded, unfrequented, uninhabited, retired, deserted

  3. solitary(a.)

    Synonyms:
    dismal, gloomy, desolate, cheerless, lonesome

  4. solitary(a.)

    Synonyms:
    single, sole, individual

  5. solitary(n.)

    Synonyms:
    hermit, anchorite, anchoret, recluse, solitaire, EREMITE

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. solitary(a)

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

  2. solitary(n)

    Synonyms:
    recluse, anchoret, hermit, eremite

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "solitary":

    solitaire, lonely, unilateral, isolation, lone, lonesome, incommunicado, hermit, regime, isolated

How to pronounce solitary?

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How to say solitary in sign language?

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How to use solitary in a sentence?

  1. John Rozel:

    The use of isolation and solitary confinement is often proffered as a stop-gap intervention, but juvenile crime is neither new nor rare.

  2. Meister Eckhart:

    To be sure, this requires effort and love, a careful cultivation of the spiritual life, and a watchful, honest, active oversight of all one's mental attitudes towards things and people. It is not to be learned by world-flight, running away from things, turning solitary and going apart from the world. Rather, one must learn an inner solitude, where or with whomsoever he may be. He must learn to penetrate things and find God there, to get a strong impression of God firmly fixed on his mind.

  3. Samuel Johnson:

    If you are idle, be not solitary if you are solitary be not idle.

  4. Jessamyn West:

    Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking.

  5. Simon Allen:

    Foraging with a sponge is a time-consuming and largely solitary activity so it was long thought incompatible with the needs of male dolphins in Shark Bay - to invest time in forming close alliances with other males.


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