What does lonely mean?

Definitions for lonely
ˈloʊn lilone·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alone(p), lone(a), lonely(a), solitaryadjective

    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, lonesomeadjective

    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), solitaryadjective

    characterized by or preferring solitude

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

  4. lonely, solitary, unfrequentedadjective

    devoid of creatures

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

Wiktionary

  1. lonelyadjective

    Of person, unhappy by feelings of loneliness.

  2. lonelyadjective

    Of place, unfrequented by people; desolate.

  3. lonelyadjective

    Of person, without companions; solitary.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Lonelyadjective

    Solitary; addicted to solitude.

    Etymology: from lone.

    I go alone,
    Like to a lonely dragon; that his fen
    Makes fear’d and talk’d of more than seen. William Shakespeare.

    Why thus close up the stars
    That nature hung in heav’n, and fill’d their lamps
    With everlasting oil, to give due light
    To the misled and lonely traveller. John Milton.

    Time has made you dote, and vainly tell
    Of arms imagin’d, in your lonely cell. John Dryden, Æn.

    When, fairest princess,
    You lonely thus from the full court retire,
    Love and the graces follow to your solitude. Nicholas Rowe.

Wikipedia

  1. Lonely

    Lonely is the second single by South Korean girl group 2NE1 from their 2011 extended play, 2NE1. Later that year, a Japanese version of the song was released and was included on their first Japanese EP Nolza. A short version of the music video was uploaded through 2NE1's official YouTube account.

ChatGPT

  1. lonely

    Lonely is an emotional state characterized by a sense of sadness, isolation, and a perceived lack of companionship or meaningful connections with others. It can be experienced when an individual feels alone, ignored, or unsupported, despite being surrounded by others. Loneliness can lead to feelings of despair, longing, and a desire for social interaction and connection.

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

Wikidata

  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.

Suggested Resources

  1. Lonely

    Lonely vs. Alone -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Lonely and Alone.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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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. Jeb Bush:

    One -- the desire to win. It's lonely sticking your head through the White House gate and wondering what's going on, eight years in exile is a long time. And so I think there will be some discipline to be able to recognize how important this race is for the future of the country.

  2. Judy Garland:

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

  3. Joy Krause:

    Other people are just very lonely, some women like to have a long distance pen pal relationship. There are many, many reasons.

  4. Denver Riggleman:

    It's almost like we're facts-based pariahs that are trying to sort of rein in this insanity that's gone on, it does feel lonely sometimes in terms of being the outspoken voice.

  5. Barry Manilow:

    I knew that this was it, i was one of the lucky ones. I was pretty lonely before that.

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