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solitude

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of solitude

  1. the state of being alone or kept apart from others sought the kind of solitude where his thoughts would be his only companions Synonyms of solitude aloneness, insulation, privacy, secludedness, seclusion, segregation, separateness, sequestration, solitariness, isolationWords Related to solitude loneliness, lonesomeness; vacuum; confinement, incarceration, internment, quarantine; retirement, withdrawal; ghettoizationNear Antonyms of solitude camaraderie, companionship, company, comradeship, fellowship, society

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


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