lone·ly adjective \ˈlōn-lē\
: 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
a : being without company : lone
b : cut off from others : solitary
: not frequented by human beings : desolate
: producing a feeling of bleakness or desolation
— lone·li·ness \ˈlōn-lē-nəs\ noun
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
First Known Use of LONELY
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