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Definition of lonely:

  1. Alone, or in want of company; forsaken.
  2. Having a feeling of depression or sadness resulting from the consciousness of being alone; lonesome.
  3. Not frequented by human beings; as, a lonely wood.
  4. Sequestered from company or neighbors; solitary; retired; as, a lonely situation; a lonely cell.


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