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synonyms for forlorn

  • depressed
  • deserted
  • desolate
  • desperate
  • despondent
  • destitute
  • helpless
  • lonely
  • miserable
  • oppressed
  • pathetic
  • pitiful
  • abandoned
  • alone
  • bereft
  • blue
  • cheerless
  • comfortless
  • cynical
  • defenseless
  • despairing
  • destroyed
  • disconsolate
  • down and out
  • dragging
  • forgotten
  • forsaken
  • friendless
  • fruitless
  • futile
  • godforsaken
  • homeless
  • in the dumps
  • lonesome
  • lost
  • pessimistic
  • pitiable
  • solitary
  • tragic
  • unhappy
  • vain
  • weighed down
  • woebegone
  • wretched
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antonyms for forlorn

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  • cheerful
  • elated
  • happy
  • hopeful
  • populated
  • prosperous
  • rich
  • satisfied
  • secure
  • wealthy
  • worthwhile
  • comforted
  • joyful
  • pleased
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Each mini-chapter here begins with a question, followed by what feels like a personal answer written specifically to the forlorn rather than to the world — in a story, really, but one that’s relatable.
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The roof is missing and the whole island appeared forlorn and desolate.
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The artist’s mother has a recurring role, and the show’s title comes from a forlorn message on an electronic sign outside the local middle school.
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Patrick Hamlin is a forlorn East Coast writer who heads west and is quickly disillusioned by the seedy underbelly of Hollywood.
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The piece concludes with “Your Blanket,” a forlorn ballad played over watercolor illustrations that capture life’s simple elegance.
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Probably the biggest trade was Taylor Hall going to the Boston Bruins from the forlorn Buffalo Sabres.
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"I wasn't joking last night when I told Goodell that this was something of a forlorn hope," he said.
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"The high and mighty sent me out to lead a forlorn hope," Mac dryly responded.
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It ended in a broad open moor, stony; and full of damp boggy hollows, forlorn and desolate under the autumn sky.
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The same old battalions being called on again and again to do the forlorn hope sort of business.
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WORDS RELATED TO FORLORN

  • base
  • contemptible
  • degraded
  • dejected
  • deplorable
  • dishonorable
  • fawning
  • forlorn
  • groveling
  • hangdog
  • humiliated
  • low
  • miserable
  • outcast
  • pitiable
  • servile
  • submissive
  • worthless
  • wretched
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