What does loneliness mean?

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lone·li·ness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. loneliness, solitarinessnoun

    the state of being alone in solitary isolation

  2. forlornness, loneliness, desolationnoun

    sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned

  3. aloneness, loneliness, lonesomeness, solitarinessnoun

    a disposition toward being alone

Wiktionary

  1. lonelinessnoun

    A feeling of depression resulting from being alone.

  2. lonelinessnoun

    The condition of being lonely; solitude; seclusion.

  3. lonelinessnoun

    The state of being unfrequented.

    the loneliness of a road

  4. lonelinessnoun

    Love of retirement; disposition to solitude.

    I see / The mystery of your loneliness. uE000202743uE001 Shakespeare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lonelinessnoun

    the condition of being lonely; solitude; seclusion

  2. Lonelinessnoun

    the state of being unfrequented by human beings; as, the loneliness of a road

  3. Lonelinessnoun

    love of retirement; disposition to solitude

  4. Lonelinessnoun

    a feeling of depression resulting from being alone

Freebase

  1. Loneliness

    Loneliness is a complex and usually unpleasant emotional response to isolation. Loneliness typically includes anxious feelings about a lack of connectedness or communality with other beings, both in the present and extending into the future. As such, loneliness can be felt even when surrounded by other people. The causes of loneliness are varied and include social, mental, emotional, and spiritual factors. Research has shown that loneliness is widely prevalent throughout society among people in marriages, relationships, families and successful careers. It has been a long explored theme in the literature of human beings since classical antiquity. Loneliness has also been described as social pain — a psychological mechanism meant to alert an individual of isolation and motivate him/her to seek social connections.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Loneliness

    The state of feeling sad or dejected as a result of lack of companionship or being separated from others.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of loneliness in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of loneliness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of loneliness in a Sentence

  1. Mother Teresa:

    The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved.

  2. Darren Huston:

    Only when you have experienced the dark side of mindfulness, will you meet loneliness.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    I am now busy and married with my loneliness. Please do not disturb us.

  4. Hilaire Belloc:

    When friendship disappears then there is a space left open to that awful loneliness of the outside world which is like the cold space between the planets. It is an air in which men perish utterly.

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Loneliness is a pension.

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