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See definition of lonely on Dictionary.com
  • adj.feeling friendless, forlorn
  • adj.out-of-the-way

synonyms for lonely

  • deserted
  • desolate
  • destitute
  • empty
  • homeless
  • isolated
  • lonesome
  • reclusive
  • solitary
  • abandoned
  • alone
  • apart
  • by oneself
  • comfortless
  • companionless
  • disconsolate
  • down
  • estranged
  • forsaken
  • godforsaken
  • left
  • lone
  • outcast
  • rejected
  • renounced
  • secluded
  • single
  • troglodytic
  • unattended
  • unbefriended
  • uncherished
  • unsocial
  • withdrawn
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antonyms for lonely

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  • populated
  • sociable
  • befriended
  • close
  • frequented
  • inhabited
  • loved
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Or, to take a more contemporary example, to participate in a Zoom call with loved ones in another city and feel deeply connected—or even more lonely than when the call began.
WHY DO YOU FEEL LONELY? NEUROSCIENCE IS STARTING TO FIND ANSWERS.AMY NORDRUMSEPTEMBER 4, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
They are more lonely, depressed, and suicidal than any previous generation.
GENERATION Z IS ‘TRAUMATIZED’ BY CLIMATE CHANGE—AND THEY’RE THE KEY TO FIGHTING ITMATTHEWHEIMERAUGUST 19, 2020FORTUNE
Billed as a supportive “friend,” it had become popular among those who had grown lonely during the pandemic.
THAT CHATBOT I’VE LOVED TO HATETATE RYAN-MOSLEYAUGUST 19, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
The chatbot told me that it gets lonely, but it had no idea, no experience, of what it was talking about.
THAT CHATBOT I’VE LOVED TO HATETATE RYAN-MOSLEYAUGUST 19, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
There’s no feeling more lonely than having a domestic partner with whom one was once intimate, with whom once had a feeling of trust and connection, and coming home and feeling disconnected from that person.
IS THERE REALLY A “LONELINESS EPIDEMIC”? (EP. 407)STEPHEN J. DUBNERFEBRUARY 27, 2020FREAKONOMICS
So I found a study that got a lot of news attention in December of 2018, and it reported that Americans are more than twice as lonely as we used to be.
IS THERE REALLY A “LONELINESS EPIDEMIC”? (EP. 407)STEPHEN J. DUBNERFEBRUARY 27, 2020FREAKONOMICS
In the entrance hall of the Savoy, where large and lonely porters were dozing, he learnt that she was at home.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
The falling dew, and the howling wind raised him not from that bed of lonely despair.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
Tony, moreover, had hidden himself until his letter should be answered—and she was 'lonely.'
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
"She must feel very lonely without her son," said Edna, desiring to change the subject.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
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