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Synonyms for solitude
ˈsɒl ɪˌtud, -ˌtyudsoli·tude

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  1. solitudenoun


  2. solitudenoun

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


  3. solitudenoun

    A lonely or deserted place.


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.

    loneliness, privacy, retirement, seclusion

    association, companionship, company, converse, fellowship, society

Princeton's WordNet

  1. solitude, purdahnoun

    a state of social isolation

    purdah, sex segregation

  2. solitudenoun

    the state or situation of being alone


  3. solitudenoun

    a solitary place


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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. solitudenoun

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

  2. solitudenoun

    desert, wilderness, waste, lonely place, deserted region

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. solitudenoun

    loneliness, isolation, seclusion, eremitism, retirement, wilderness

    Associated words:
    apanthropy, monophobia, eremophobia

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "solitude":

    loneliness, ioneliness, lonely

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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.

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