Simple Definition of lonely
: sad from being apart from other people
: causing sad feelings that come from being apart from other people
: not visited by or traveled on by many people
Examples of lonely
He was lonely without his wife and children.
She was a lonely child with few friends.
It was lonely living out in the country.
She spent too many lonely nights at home.
She had a lonely childhood.
a lonely spot in the woods
a lonely stretch of road
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