What is another word for solitude?

Synonyms for solitude
ˈsɒl ɪˌtud, -ˌtyudsoli·tude

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term solitude.

Wiktionary

  1. solitudenoun

    Synonyms:
    aloneness

  2. solitudenoun

    Aloneness; state of being alone or solitary, by oneself.

    Synonyms:
    aloneness

  3. solitudenoun

    A lonely or deserted place.

    Synonyms:
    aloneness

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. solitude

    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:
    loneliness, privacy, retirement, seclusion

    Antonyms:
    association, companionship, company, converse, fellowship, society

Princeton's WordNet

  1. solitude, purdahnoun

    a state of social isolation

    Synonyms:
    purdah, sex segregation

  2. solitudenoun

    the state or situation of being alone

    Synonyms:
    purdah

  3. solitudenoun

    a solitary place

    Synonyms:
    purdah

Matched Categories

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. solitudenoun

    Synonyms:
    loneliness, isolation, seclusion, solitariness, lonely state, seclusiveness, lonely life, estrangement from the world

  2. solitudenoun

    Synonyms:
    desert, wilderness, waste, lonely place, deserted region

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. solitudenoun

    Synonyms:
    loneliness, isolation, seclusion, eremitism, retirement, wilderness

    Associated words:
    apanthropy, monophobia, eremophobia

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "solitude":

    loneliness, ioneliness, lonely

How to pronounce solitude?

How to say solitude in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankingword
#175privacy
#3308retirement
#7584lonely
#7846wilderness
#8045isolation
#21790solitude
#24363loneliness
#43160seclusion
#65099remoteness
#66580desertion
#83394wildness
#165838barrenness
#176847aloneness
#201719purdah

How to use solitude in a sentence?

  1. Paul Valery:

    God created man and, finding him not sufficiently alone, gave him a companion to make him feel his solitude more keenly.

  2. Ruckett:

    The fool needs company, the wise solitude.

  3. Colette:

    There are days when solitude, for someone my age, is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall.

  4. Henry David Thoreau:

    I have never found a companion so companionable as solitude.

  5. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu:

    Solitude begets whimsies.

Images & Illustrations of solitude

  1. solitude
    solitude
    solitude
    solitude
    solitude

Translations for solitude

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for solitude »

Translation

Find a translation for the solitude synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Citation

Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"solitude." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 26 Sep. 2021. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/solitude>.

Discuss these solitude synonyms with the community:

0 Comments

    Are we missing a good synonym for solitude?

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a human thesaurus?

    »
    Which of the following words is not a synonym of the others?
    • A. genetic
    • B. hereditary
    • C. transmissible
    • D. maladaptive

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for solitude: