Synonyms of lonely


1. alone(predicate), lone(prenominal), lonely(prenominal), solitary, unaccompanied (vs. accompanied)

usage: lacking companions or companionship; "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"

2. lonely, lonesome, dejected (vs. elated)

usage: marked by dejection from being alone; "felt sad and lonely"; "the loneliest night of the week"; "lonesome when her husband is away"; "spent a lonesome hour in the bar"

3. lone(prenominal), lonely(prenominal), solitary, unsocial (vs. social)

usage: characterized by or preferring solitude; "a lone wolf"; "a lonely existence"; "a man of a solitary disposition"; "a solitary walk"

4. lonely, solitary, unfrequented, uninhabited (vs. inhabited)

usage: devoid of creatures; "a lonely crossroads"; "a solitary retreat"; "a trail leading to an unfrequented lake"

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Definition and meaning of lonely (Dictionary)