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alone

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of alone

  1. 1 not being in the company of others no one realized the boy was alone in his room so they all left for the movies without him Synonyms of alone lone, lonely, lonesome, single, solitary, solo, unaccompanied Words Related to alone unattended, unchaperoned; forlorn, friendless; cloistered, disassociated, hermetic (also hermetical), insulated, isolate, isolated, remote, retired, secluded, withdrawn; quarantined, segregated, separated, sequestered; separate, unattached, unconnected, unlinked; detached, disconnected, disjointed, dissociated, disunited, divided, fractionated; abandoned, adrift, deserted, desolate, forgotten, forsaken, lorn, neglected Phrases on one's own Near Antonyms of alone attended, chaperoned, escorted; adjacent, adjoining, communicating, contiguous, neighboring, next-door; attached, connected, coupled, linked Antonyms of alone accompanied

  2. 2 being the one or ones of a class with no other members he is alone among the actors of his generation in his exceptional ability to play both comedic and serious parts Synonyms of alone only, lone, one, one-off, singular, sole, solitary, special, sui generis, uniqueWords Related to alone single, solo, unaccompanied, unattended; incomparable, inimitable, matchless, peerless, unequaled (or unequalled), unmatched, unparalleled, unrivaled (or unrivalled), unsurpassable, unsurpassed; distinct, distinctive, individual, separate; nonceNear Antonyms of alone divers, manifold, multifarious, myriad; assorted, heterogenous, miscellaneous, mixed, motley, patchwork, promiscuous, varied; popular, prevailing, prevalent, rampant; perennial, recurrent, repeated

Synonym Discussion of alone

alone, solitary, lonely, lonesome, lone, forlorn, desolate mean isolated from others. alone stresses the objective fact of being by oneself with slighter notion of emotional involvement than most of the remaining terms.
    • everyone needs to be alone sometimes
solitary may indicate isolation as a chosen course
    • glorying in the calm of her solitary life
but more often it suggests sadness and a sense of loss.
    • left solitary by the death of his wife
lonely adds to solitary a suggestion of longing for companionship.
    • felt lonely and forsaken
lonesome heightens the suggestion of sadness and poignancy.
    • an only child often leads a lonesome life
lone may replace lonely or lonesome but typically is as objective as alone.
    • a lone robin pecking at the lawn
forlorn stresses dejection, woe, and listlessness at separation from one held dear.
    • a forlorn lost child
desolate implies inconsolable grief at loss or bereavement.
    • desolate after her brother's death

alone

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of alone

  1. 1 without aid or support completely new to the big city, she nevertheless managed to find her way home alone Synonyms of alone independently, single-handed, single-handedly, singly, solely, unaided, unassisted Words Related to alone individually, separately; solo Phrases by one's own bootstraps, on one's own, on one's own hook, on one's own initiative Near Antonyms of alone collectively, conjointly, cooperatively, hand in glove (or hand and glove), hand in hand, jointly, mutually, together; en masse

  2. 2 for nothing other than would willingly play professional baseball for the sheer enjoyment alone Synonyms of alone solely, exclusively, just, only, purely, simplyWords Related to alone basically, by and large, chiefly, generally, largely, mainly, mostly, predominantly, primarily, principally, substantiallyNear Antonyms of alone additionally, also, besides, likewise



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