Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: lonely
IPA transcription: [l'oʊnli]
Pronunciations of lonely
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: alone(p), lone(a), lonely(a), solitary
    Meaning: lacking companions or companionship; "he was alone when we met him"; "she is alone much of the time"; "the lone skier on the mountain"; "a lonely fisherman stood on a tuft of gravel"; "a lonely soul"; "a solitary traveler"
  • Synonyms: lonely, lonesome
    Meaning: marked by dejection from being alone; "felt sad and lonely"; "the loneliest night of the week"; "lonesome when her husband is away"; "spent a lonesome hour in the bar"
Usage examples
  • How lonely I was!
  • Genji still felt lonely.
  • Added to all this, she was lonely.
  • How lonely and shelterless the common looked!
  • “You must find it pretty lonely here, Bates.
  • She's been over every day to cheer my lonely pillow.
  • "It's a lonely road, you know," he called after me. . . .
  • The teepees around the lakes were gone, save one lonely dwelling.
  • But Harry did not know any of these officers and he felt a little lonely.
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