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Dictionary Information: Definition Lonely
Thesaurus: Loneliness
Description and Meaning: Loneliness

  Lonely (Lone"ly) a.
[Compar. Lonelier (?); superl. Loneliest.]
[Shortened fr. alonely.]

1. Sequestered from company or neighbors; solitary; retired; as, a lonely situation; a lonely cell.
2. Alone, or in want of company; forsaken. "To the misled and lonely traveler." Milton.
3. Not frequented by human beings; as, a lonely wood.
4. Having a feeling of depression or sadness resulting from the consciousness of being alone; lonesome. "I am very often alone. I don't mean I am lonely." H. James.

Synonyms -- Solitary; lone; lonesome; retired; unfrequented; sequestered; secluded.

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