From Middle English forlorennesse, from Old English forlorenes (“state of being forlorn, perdition, destruction”), equivalent to forlorn + -ness.
Variant of forlorn
- abandoned or deserted
- lonely and sad; unhappy and neglected
- without hope; desperate
- bereft or deprived (of)
Origin of forlornMiddle English forloren ; from Old English past participle of forleosan, to lose utterly: see for- and amp; lose