Definition of lonely
2 : not frequented by human beings : desolate a lonely spot in the woods
3 : sad from being alone : lonesome He was feeling lonely without his wife and children.
4 : producing a feeling of bleakness or desolation it's a lonely thing to be a champion — G. B. Shaw
lonelinessplay \ˈlōn-lē-nəs\ noun
Examples of lonely in a sentence
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
Synonym Discussion of lonely
LONELY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lonely for English Language Learners
: 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
LONELY Defined for Kids
Definition of lonely for Students
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