- unhappy as a result of being without the companionship of others: a lonely man
- causing or resulting from the state of being alone: a lonely existence
- isolated, unfrequented, or desolate
- without companions; solitary
UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈləʊnli/USA pronuncation: IPA/ˈloʊnli/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(lōn′lē)
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lone•ly /ˈloʊnli/USA pronunciation adj., -li•er, -li•est.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
lone•ly (lōn′lē),USA pronunciation adj., -li•er, -li•est.
lone′li•ness, lone′li•hood′, n.
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lonely /ˈləʊnlɪ/ adj ( -lier, -liest)
'lonely' also found in these entries (note: many are not synonyms or translations):
Collocations: am (feeling) lonely today, is a (very) lonely [person, thought, place, idea], get lonely at [home, night], more...
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