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Adjective: lonely (lonelier,loneliest)  lown-lee
  1. Lacking companions or companionship
    "a lonely fisherman stood on a tuft of gravel";
    - alone, lone, solitary
     
  2. Marked by dejection from being alone
    "felt sad and lonely"; "the loneliest night of the week";
    - lonesome
     
  3. Characterized by or preferring solitude
    "a lonely existence";
    - lone, solitary
     
  4. Devoid of creatures
    "a lonely crossroads";
    - solitary, unfrequented

Derived forms: lonelier, loneliest

See also: dejected, unaccompanied, uninhabited, unsocial

Encyclopedia: Lonely, Cryin’, Only