Definition of forlorn :
1. A forlorn hope; a vanguard.
2. A lost, forsaken, or solitary person.
3. Deserted; abandoned; lost.
4. Destitute; helpless; in pitiful plight; wretched; miserable; almost hopeless; desperate.
5. of Forlese
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desolate (part of speech: adjective)
pitiful (part of speech: adjective)
hopeless (part of speech: adjective)
- So, for heaven's sake, don't let your head become turned by one who looks forward to such a forlorn life. - "From Jest to Earnest", E. P. Roe.
- She was too forlorn! - "Understood Betsy", Dorothy Canfield.
- They were of the stuff forlorn hopes are fashioned from. - "The Silent Places", Steward Edward White.