Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Without friends.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Destitute of friends; forsaken.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Without friends; wanting support or sympathy; forlorn.

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

  • adj. excluded from a society

Etymologies

friend +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • To be friendless is indeed to be unfortunate; but the hearts of men, when unprejudiced by any obvious self-interest, are full of brotherly love and charity.

    Chapter 15

  • Next to the comforts of religion are those of friendship and society; therefore to be friendless is (as to this life) almost to be comfortless; and to those who have had friends, but have lost them, the calamity is the more grievous.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume III (Job to Song of Solomon)

  • There, to conclude, all were happy, united in the present as they had been in the past; but never could they forget that island upon which they had arrived poor and friendless, that island which, during four years had supplied all their wants, and of which there remained but a fragment of granite washed by the waves of the

    The Mysterious Island

  • There, to conclude, all were happy, united in the present as they had been in the past; but never could they forget that island upon which they had arrived poor and friendless, that island which, during four years, had supplied all their wants, and of which there remained but a fragment of granite washed by the waves of the Pacific, the tomb of him who had borne the name of Captain Nemo.

    The Secret of the Island

  • I suppose that I will have to remain "friendless".

    don't know what a slide rule is for

  • The possession of this knowledge from their infancy up, would do more to prevent their becoming poor and "friendless," than do all the alms houses for the former, and "homes" for the latter that society can build, while it would cost less to each individual than does an elegant modern piano.

    History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III)

  • On current stakes, Clegg has attracted a best price of 8-11, while Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown is considered "friendless" at 8-1.

    All - Digital Spy - Entertainment and Media News

  • If not, you'll find yourself "friendless" in short order.

    MarketingProfs - Smart thinking ... pass it on.

  • Miley Cyrus has revealed she was "friendless" and bullied at school.

    Fametastic

  • Interestingly, BJP is 'friendless' in southern India, including in this state.

    Daily News & Analysis

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