solitudinous

solitude

[sol-i-tood, -tyood]
noun
1.
the state of being or living alone; seclusion: to enjoy one's solitude.
2.
remoteness from habitations, as of a place; absence of human activity: the solitude of the mountains.
3.
a lonely, unfrequented place: a solitude in the mountains.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English < Middle French < Latin sōlitūdō. See soli-1, -tude

solitudinous [sol-i-tood-n-uhs, -tyood-] , adjective


1. 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. loneliness. 3. desert, wilderness.
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solitude (ˈsɒlɪˌtjuːd)
 
n
1.  the state of being solitary or secluded
2.  poetic a solitary place
 
[C14: from Latin sōlitūdō, from sōlus alone, sole1]
 
soli'tudinous
 
adj

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solitude
late 14c., from O.Fr. solitude "loneliness," from L. solitudinem (nom. solitudo) "loneliness," from solus "alone" (see sole (adj.)). "Not in common use in English until the 17th c." [OED]
"A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; ... if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free." [Schopenhauer, "The World as Will and Idea," 1818]
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