What does lonely mean?

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ˈloʊn lilone·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alone(p), lone(a), lonely(a), solitary(adj)

    lacking companions or companionship

    "he was alone when we met him"; "she is alone much of the time"; "the lone skier on the mountain"; "a lonely fisherman stood on a tuft of gravel"; "a lonely soul"; "a solitary traveler"

  2. lonely, lonesome(adj)

    marked by dejection from being alone

    "felt sad and lonely"; "the loneliest night of the week"; "lonesome when her husband is away"; "spent a lonesome hour in the bar"

  3. lone(a), lonely(a), solitary(adj)

    characterized by or preferring solitude

    "a lone wolf"; "a lonely existence"; "a man of a solitary disposition"; "a solitary walk"

  4. lonely, solitary, unfrequented(adj)

    devoid of creatures

    "a lonely crossroads"; "a solitary retreat"; "a trail leading to an unfrequented lake"

Wiktionary

  1. lonely(Adjective)

    Of person, unhappy by feelings of loneliness.

  2. lonely(Adjective)

    Of place, unfrequented by people; desolate.

  3. lonely(Adjective)

    Of person, without companions; solitary.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lonely

    sequestered from company or neighbors; solitary; retired; as, a lonely situation; a lonely cell

  2. Lonely

    alone, or in want of company; forsaken

  3. Lonely

    not frequented by human beings; as, a lonely wood

  4. Lonely

    having a feeling of depression or sadness resulting from the consciousness of being alone; lonesome

Freebase

  1. Lonely

    "Lonely" is a single by Senegalese-American R&B and hip hop singer Akon; it appears on his debut album, Trouble. The single was released in 2005 and was his first worldwide hit. It reached number one in several countries, including the United Kingdom, Germany, and Australia. It was also highly popular in France where it reached number two, and in the United States it peaked at #4. An edited version is on Radio Disney's playlist and on Radio Disney Jams, Vol. 8.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. lonely

    A peculiar feeling caused by the presence of one or more bores.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lonely' in Adjectives Frequency: #668

How to pronounce lonely?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lonely in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lonely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of lonely in a Sentence

  1. Lobsang Sangay:

    Being a leader is a lonely place, you got to be responsible for the decision you made that effect a lot of people. And when you make a decision it's never clear that your decision is right or wrong, it's always in a gray-area.

  2. Madonna, Babyface:

    One lonely star you don't know who you are.

  3. Judy Garland:

    If I am a legend, then why am I so lonely?

  4. Salman Aziz:

    Loneliness is the biggest enemy of a human. Cause it is more than the enemy. When a person becomes lonely from inside, no one can save the person from sinking under the deep sea of end.

  5. Brian Whitney:

    It's impossible not to feel lonely on the road, you've got these massive peaks and valleys -- great meetings, great wins and great experiences, and the few times you can get away you're seeing amazing places, but then you realize you've got virtually nobody to share it with.

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