1325–75; Middle English
< Middle French
< Latin sōlitūdō.
solitudinous [sol-i-tood-n-uh s, -tyood-] /ˌsɒl ɪˈtud n əs, -ˈtyud-/ Show IPA, adjective
retirement, privacy. Solitude, isolation
refer to a state of being or living alone. Solitude
emphasizes the quality of being or feeling lonely and deserted: to live in solitude. Isolation
may mean merely a detachment and separation from others: to be put in isolation with an infectious disease. 2.