Simple Definition of solitude
: a state or situation in which you are alone usually because you want to be
Full Definition of solitude
1 : the quality or state of being alone or remote from society : seclusion
2 : a lonely place (as a desert)
Examples of solitude
She wished to work on her novel in solitude.
He enjoyed the peace and solitude of the woods.
Origin of solitude
Middle English, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French, from Latin solitudin-, solitudo, from solus
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of solitude
Rhymes with solitude
altitude, amplitude, aptitude, attitude, certitude, comfort food, consuetude, crassitude, desuetude, finger food, finitude, fortitude, gratitude, habitude, hebetude, interlude, lassitude, latitude, longitude, magnitude, mansuetude, multitude, negritude, platitude, plenitude, promptitude, pulchritude, quietude, rectitude, seminude, servitude, turpitude, vastitude
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