Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being forlorn; destitution; misery; a forsaken or wretched condition.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun State of being forlorn.

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  • noun The state or characteristic of being forlorn; sadness; loneliness.

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  • noun sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned

Etymologies

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From Middle English forlorennesse, from Old English forlorenes ("state of being forlorn, perdition, destruction"), equivalent to forlorn +‎ -ness.

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