Synonyms for (adjective) lonely

Synonyms: lonely, lonesome

Definition: marked by dejection from being alone

Usage: felt sad and lonely; the loneliest night of the week; lonesome when her husband is away; spent a lonesome hour in the bar

Similar words: dejected

Definition: affected or marked by low spirits

Usage: is dejected but trying to look cheerful


Synonyms: unfrequented, lonely, solitary

Definition: devoid of creatures

Usage: a lonely crossroads; a solitary retreat; a trail leading to an unfrequented lake

Similar words: uninhabited

Definition: not having inhabitants; not lived in

Usage: an uninhabited island; gaping doors of uninhabited houses


Synonyms: solitary, lone, lonely

Definition: characterized by or preferring solitude

Usage: a lone wolf; a lonely existence; a man of a solitary disposition; a solitary walk

Similar words: unsocial

Definition: not seeking or given to association; being or living without companions

Usage: the unsocial disposition to neglect one's neighbors


Synonyms: lone, lonely, alone, solitary

Definition: lacking companions or companionship

Usage: 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

Similar words: unaccompanied

Definition: being without an escort