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isolation

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of isolation

  1. the state of being alone or kept apart from others forced isolation always made the sociable child lonely Synonyms of isolation aloneness, insulation, privacy, secludedness, seclusion, segregation, separateness, sequestration, solitariness, solitude Words Related to isolation loneliness, lonesomeness; vacuum; confinement, incarceration, internment, quarantine; retirement, withdrawal; ghettoization Near Antonyms of isolation camaraderie, companionship, company, comradeship, fellowship, society

Synonym Discussion of isolation

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


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