lonely

lonely
lone|ly
S3 [ˈləunli US ˈloun-] adj comparative lonelier superlative loneliest
1.) unhappy because you are alone or do not have anyone to talk to
American Equivalent: lonesome
a lonely old man
Don't you get lonely being on your own all day?
2.) a lonely experience or situation makes you unhappy because you are alone or do not have anyone to talk to
a lonely journey
lonely life/existence
He led a lonely life with few friends.
3.) the lonely [plural]
people who are lonely
4.) a lonely place is a long way from where people live and very few people go there
American Equivalent: lonesome
= ↑remote, desolate ↑desolate
lonely place/road/spot etc
>loneliness n [U]
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HINT sense 1
Do not use lonely to mean 'without anyone else'. Use alone: She is afraid to travel alone (NOT travel lonely).
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Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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