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isolation

Synonyms and Antonyms of isolation

the state of being alone or kept apart from others

  • after the long book tour, the author looked forward to the isolation of his office
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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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