Definition of lonly
1. lonely [ a ] marked by dejection from being alone
Examples: "felt sad and lonely" "the loneliest night of the week" "lonesome when her husband is away" "spent a lonesome hour in the bar"
(Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land....)
`` I was lonely always '' .
`` But now I am not lonely .
I grok I shall never be lonely again '' .Synonyms lonely lonesome Related Terms dejected
2. lonely [ a ] lacking companions or companionship
Examples: "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"
(W. E. B. DuBois, Worlds of Color....)
Ann_Catt was a lonely , devoted soul , never married , conducting a spotless home and devoted to her church , but a perpetual dissenter and born critic .
(John Cheever, "The Brigadier and the Golf Widow,"...)
The thought of this lonely woman sitting at her window touched him , although he was even more touched by her plumpness .
The remarks she made about the sufferings of a lonely woman seemed so broad at_first that he did n't know what to make_of them , but after the sixth drink he put his arm around her and suggested that they go upstairs and look_for her checkbook there .Synonyms alone lonely lone solitary Related Terms unaccompanied
3. lonely [ a ] separated from or unfrequented by others; remote or secluded
Examples: "a lonely crossroads" "a solitary retreat" "a trail leading to an unfrequented lake"
(Charles Wharton Stork, "Verner von Heidenstam"...)
It is a lonely , rather desolate region , but full of legendary and historic associations .Synonyms lonely unfrequented solitary Related Terms inaccessible
4. lonely [ a ] enjoyed or performed alone
Examples: "a lonely existence" "his lonely room" "took a solitary walk" "enjoyed her solitary dinner" "solitary pursuits such as reading"
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