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?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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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. E. B. White:

    Loneliness is a strange gift.

  2. Amos Bronson Alcott:

    The surest sign of age is loneliness.

  3. Thomas Wolfe:

    The surest cure for vanity is loneliness.

  4. Max Ehrmann:

    Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

  5. Lawrence Durrell:

    Music was invented to confirm human loneliness.

Images & Illustrations of loneliness

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