a state of social isolation
the state or situation of being alone
a solitary place
Aloneness; state of being alone or solitary, by oneself.
A lonely or deserted place.
Origin: From solitude
state of being alone, or withdrawn from society; a lonely life; loneliness
remoteness from society; destitution of company; seclusion; -- said of places; as, the solitude of a wood
solitary or lonely place; a desert or wilderness
Solitude is a state of seclusion or isolation, i.e., lack of contact with people. It may stem from bad relationships, loss of loved ones, deliberate choice, infectious disease, mental disorders, neurological disorders or circumstances of employment or situation. Short-term solitude is often valued as a time when one may work, think or rest without being disturbed. It may be desired for the sake of privacy. A distinction has been made between solitude and loneliness. In this sense, these two words refer, respectively, to the joy and the pain of being alone.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sol′i-tūd, n. a being alone: a lonely life: want of company: a lonely place or desert. [Fr.,—L. solitudo—solus, alone.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
The only thing that can hold the balance true.
The numerical value of solitude in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of solitude in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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- təklik, yalqızlıqAzerbaijani
- དབེན་པTibetan Standard
- solitudCatalan, Valencian
- soledad, solitudSpanish
- vienatne, vienatnībaLatvian
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