What does forlorn mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. forlorn(adj)

    marked by or showing hopelessness

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


  1. forlorn(Adjective)

    abandoned, left behind, deserted

  2. forlorn(Adjective)

    miserable, as when lonely being abandoned.

  3. Origin: 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. Forlorn(verb)

    deserted; abandoned; lost

  3. Forlorn(verb)

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

  4. Forlorn(noun)

    a lost, forsaken, or solitary person

  5. Forlorn(noun)

    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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  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. 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.

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

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