lonelily

lonely

[lohn-lee]
adjective, lonelier, loneliest.
1.
affected with, characterized by, or causing a depressing feeling of being alone; lonesome.
2.
destitute of sympathetic or friendly companionship, intercourse, support, etc.: a lonely exile.
3.
lone; solitary; without company; companionless.
4.
remote from places of human habitation; desolate; unfrequented; bleak: a lonely road.
5.
standing apart; isolated: a lonely tower.

Origin:
1600–10; lone + -ly

lonelily, adverb
loneliness, lonelihood, noun
unlonely, adjective


1. See alone. 4. uninhabited, unpopulated. 5. secluded.
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lonely (ˈləʊnlɪ)
 
adj , -lier, -liest
1.  unhappy as a result of being without the companionship of others: a lonely man
2.  causing or resulting from the state of being alone: a lonely existence
3.  isolated, unfrequented, or desolate
4.  without companions; solitary
 
'loneliness
 
n

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lonely
c.1600, from lone + -ly. Related: Loneliness.
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