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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.

Synonyms:

drear, solo, wretched, happy, dark, desolate, morose, gray, back, depressive, black, funereal, unwanted, estranged, sole, away, withdrawn, chill, nongregarious, apart, tenebrific, homeless, elegiac, full, tenebrous, disconsolate, lugubrious, somber, dejected, dire, lone, unsocial, alone, unfrequented, homesick, friendless, bereft, Cimmerian, companionless, cheerless, saturnine, removed, sunless, unattended, near, sepulchral, adrift, only, unaccessible, single, obscure, outermost, cold, lorn, glum, depressing, solemn, remote, murky, include, Godforsaken, unaccompanied, plutonian, insular, empty, inaccessible, far, lonesome, out-of-the-way, dreich, sullen, outlying, cloudy, nonsocial, morbid, rejected, darkening, distant, solitary, comfortless.

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