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

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

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Word Origin & History

c.1600, from lone + -ly. Related: Loneliness.
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Example sentences
The loneliness and social isolation, if your workplace even partly filled that need, if you have no family for moral support.
There is the bigness of the performances and then the isolation and loneliness that follows.
Loneliness and social isolation are the problems the elderly face in almost all countries of the world.
There is a new installment in the annals of loneliness.
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