Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A feeling of depression resulting from being alone.
  • n. The condition or state of being lonely; solitude; seclusion.
  • n. The state of being unfrequented.
  • n. Love of retirement; disposition to solitude.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The condition of being lonely; solitude; seclusion.
  • n. The state of being unfrequented by human beings.
  • n. Love of retirement; disposition to solitude.
  • n. A feeling of depression resulting from being alone.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The condition of being lonely; solitariness; want of society or human interest: as, the loneliness of a hermit's cave.
  • n. The sense of being alone or lonely; dejection from want of companionship or sympathy; forlornness.
  • n. Love of retirement; preference for solitude.
  • n. Synonyms Lonesomeness, Retirement, etc. See solitude.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned
  • n. a disposition toward being alone
  • n. the state of being alone in solitary isolation

Etymologies

lonely +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

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