from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Without companions; lone.
- adj. Characterized by aloneness; solitary.
- adj. Unfrequented by people; desolate: a lonely crossroads.
- adj. Dejected by the awareness of being alone. See Synonyms at alone.
- adj. Producing such dejection: the loneliest night of the week.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of person, unhappy by feelings of loneliness.
- adj. Of place, unfrequented by people; desolate.
- adj. Of person, without companions; solitary.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Sequestered from company or neighbors; solitary; retired
- adj. Alone, or in want of company; forsaken.
- adj. Not frequented by human beings.
- adj. Having a feeling of depression or sadness resulting from the consciousness of being alone; lonesome.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Unfrequented by men; solitary; desolate: as, a lonely situation.
- Lacking association or companionship; solitary; standing apart physically or mentally.
- Sad or dejected from want of companionship or sympathy; forsaken; forlorn.
- Synonyms Lone, unfrequented, secluded, dreary.
- Lonesome, companionless.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. devoid of creatures
- adj. lacking companions or companionship
- adj. characterized by or preferring solitude
- adj. marked by dejection from being alone
From lone + -ly, or from an apheretic shortening of alonely. See lone. (Wiktionary)