solitude

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noun sol·i·tude \ˈsä-lə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\

Definition of solitude

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being alone or remote from society :  seclusion

  2. 2 :  a lonely place (such as a desert)

Examples of solitude in a Sentence

  1. She wished to work on her novel in solitude.

  2. He enjoyed the peace and solitude of the woods.

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Origin and Etymology 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

solitude, isolation, seclusion mean the state of one who is alone. solitude may imply a condition of being apart from all human beings or of being cut off by wish or circumstances from one's usual associates. a few quiet hours of solitude isolation stresses detachment from others often involuntarily. the isolation of the village in winter seclusion suggests a shutting away or keeping apart from others often connoting deliberate withdrawal from the world or retirement to a quiet life. lived in pastoral seclusion

SOLITUDE Defined for English Language Learners

solitude

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noun sol·i·tude \ˈsä-lə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\

Definition of solitude for English Language Learners

  • : a state or situation in which you are alone usually because you want to be


SOLITUDE Defined for Kids

solitude

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noun sol·i·tude \ˈsäl-ə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\

Definition of solitude for Students

  1. :  the quality or state of being alone or away from others :  seclusion



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