What does loneliness mean?

Definitions for loneliness
lone·li·ness

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word loneliness.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. loneliness, solitariness(noun)

    the state of being alone in solitary isolation

  2. forlornness, loneliness, desolation(noun)

    sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned

  3. aloneness, loneliness, lonesomeness, solitariness(noun)

    a disposition toward being alone

Wiktionary

  1. loneliness(Noun)

    A feeling of depression resulting from being alone.

  2. loneliness(Noun)

    The condition of being lonely; solitude; seclusion.

  3. loneliness(Noun)

    The state of being unfrequented.

    the loneliness of a road

  4. loneliness(Noun)

    Love of retirement; disposition to solitude.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Loneliness(noun)

    the condition of being lonely; solitude; seclusion

  2. Loneliness(noun)

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

  3. Loneliness(noun)

    love of retirement; disposition to solitude

  4. Loneliness(noun)

    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.

How to pronounce loneliness?

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How to say loneliness in sign language?

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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. Vice President Biden:

    There is little I can say to ease the pain, the loneliness, i know from experience, Maritza, there are no words I can offer.

  2. Dilip Jeste:

    People need to realize that [ loneliness ] is a common problem. It is a serious problem, loneliness is sad ; nobody disagrees with that.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Art is a fusion of various dimensions, as if the cosmic exoticism of thinking. 2. Designated as a horse carousel, each has its own seating shape. 3. Loneliness is a very beautiful, romantic depression of reality. 4. The intuition of the subconscious is the mother of all arts - this is the navigator of the imagination leading to innovation. 5. All the romantics in the soul and mind are too mature. 6. Thought is the stage of the death of egoism and the transition to eternity of romance. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Loneliness as an early retirement. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  5. Paul Kagame:

    There is no way to fully comprehend the loneliness and anger of survivors and yet over and over again we have asked them to make the sacrifices necessary to give our nation new life. Emotions had to be put in a box, we are far better Rwandans than we were. But we can be even better still. We are the last people in the world who should succumb to complacency.

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