What does forlorn mean?

Definitions for forlorn
fɔrˈlɔrnfor·lorn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. forlornadjective

    marked by or showing hopelessness

    "the last forlorn attempt"; "a forlorn cause"

Wiktionary

  1. forlornadjective

    abandoned, left behind, deserted

    Etymology: From forlorn, forloren, from forloren (past participle of forleosan), from fraluzanaz, past participle of fraleusanan, equivlanet to . Cognate with verloren, verloren, förlorad. More at lese/leese, lorn.

  2. forlornadjective

    miserable, as when lonely being abandoned.

    Etymology: From forlorn, forloren, from forloren (past participle of forleosan), from fraluzanaz, past participle of fraleusanan, equivlanet to . Cognate with verloren, verloren, förlorad. More at lese/leese, lorn.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Forlorn

    of Forlese

  2. Forlornverb

    deserted; abandoned; lost

  3. Forlornverb

    destitute; helpless; in pitiful plight; wretched; miserable; almost hopeless; desperate

  4. Forlornnoun

    a lost, forsaken, or solitary person

  5. Forlornnoun

    a forlorn hope; a vanguard

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Forlorn

    for-lorn′, adj. quite lost: forsaken; wretched.—v.t. Forlore′ (Spens.).—adv. Forlorn′ly.—n. Forlorn′ness. [A.S. forloren, pa.p. of forléòsan, to lose—pfx. for-, away, and léòsan, to lose; Ger. verloren, pa.p. of verlieren, to lose.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of forlorn in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of forlorn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of forlorn in a Sentence

  1. Michael Warner:

    We will be there, we will do our best, but I'm trained to save people, not to use a checklist to decide if people are going to live or die, but that's where we're head and that's my biggest fear and I think a lot of healthcare workers are beyond angry, I think we're really forlorn about the situation we find ourselves in.

  2. David Cannington:

    Amidst market turbulence there is a call to arms for the G20 to get the global economy back on track, while we can hope for a substantive policy prescription, it's a forlorn one. There is simply too much self-interest globally and that dominates group interest.

  3. Arthur Garfield Hays:

    Indignation boils my blood at the thought of the heritage we are throwing away; at the thought that, with few exceptions, the fight for freedom is left to the poor, forlorn and defenseless, and to the few radicals and revolutionaries who would make use of liberty to destroy, rather than to maintain, American institutions.

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Translations for forlorn

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  • самотен, изоставен, отчаянBulgarian
  • verlassenGerman
  • désespéré, miserable, perdu, abandonnéFrench
  • elhagyatottHungarian
  • mahue, pākatokato, pūkatokatoMāori
  • kesepianMalay
  • hopeloos, miserabel, verloren, verlatenDutch
  • несчастный, покинутый, жалкий, одинокий, заброшенныйRussian
  • hết hy vọngVietnamese

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