Lonely meaning

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Without others of a similar kind; lone; solitary.
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Causing such a feeling.
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Of person, unhappy by feelings of loneliness.
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Of place or time, unfrequented by people; desolate.
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The definition of lonely is being alone and unhappy at being alone, or not near other people.

An example of lonely is being alone at home and wishing you had a date, a lonely time.

An example of lonely is a cabin with no neighbors for miles, a lonely cabin.

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Alone; solitary.
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Unfrequented by people; desolate.

A lonely crossroads.

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Unhappy at being alone; longing for friends, company, etc.
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Origin of lonely

  • From lone +"Ž -ly, or from an apheretic shortening of alonely. See lone.

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