Definition of 'lonely'
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Do we want people to talk to robots when they feel lonely? Smithsonian Mag (2017)Losing games is hard and it can be quite a lonely place. The Sun (2016)When you lose games of cricket it becomes very hard and it can be quite a lonely place. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is no excuse but feeling lonely and neglected made you more vulnerable to another guy paying you attention. The Sun (2016)It can be a lonely place. Times, Sunday Times (2016)An arthritis diagnosis can feel very lonely and bleak but it doesn't have to be. The Sun (2016)But after weeks of feeling depressed and lonely, he knew he had to face up to cancer. The Sun (2016)I went to a party last month feeling lonely and down. The Sun (2016) Feeling lonely behind closed doors. The Sun (2016)He said:'This happens because people are lonely and bored. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We should be lonely indeed if people were scared to drop in on us unannounced. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The sound of the audience and his rasping voice would make me feel less lonely. The Sun (2011)It was a lonely and unhappy time. A TALE OF FOUR HOUSES: Opera at Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna and the Met since 1945 (2003)Why is church still a lonely place for some people? Christianity Today (2000)Tennis is a much more lonely existence than people would realise. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Sometimes you do get a bit lonely. The Sun (2012)It was also linked to her lonely childhood. Why am I Afraid to Grieve (1994)We came together when we were both lonely people who craved intellectual and emotional understanding. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Tell her how lonely you feel and ask how you can revive her interest. The Sun (2012)This place feels very lonely and remote. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Life as a chief executive can be a lonely existence. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Now he is cutting a bit of a lonely figure. The Sun (2012)Close friends may suddenly withdraw from them and this can be very lonely for people. The Sun (2015)Life with only a laptop could feel pretty lonely. The Sun (2014)The victims are men who place lonely hearts ads. The Sun (2013)But it also meant that she lived a very lonely and disgusting existence. Times, Sunday Times (2009)My horse was a bit lonely out wide on his own. The Sun (2016)He admitted to himself he was feeling lonely. Somewhere East of Life (1994)It can be a very lonely place. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Perhaps she felt the terrible losses of the war more than most because her own childhood had been lonely. The English Civil War: A People's History (2006)But it was a lonely childhood. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You feel unhappy and lonely if you don't. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We let people be lonely - old people going for three weeks without seeing anyone. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I know my brother is deeply unhappy and quite lonely. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Your uncle's girlfriend is unhappy, lonely and starved of love. The Sun (2013)
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British English: lonely /ˈləʊnlɪ/ ADJECTIVE
A lonely person is unhappy because they are alone, or because they do not have any friends.
He has been lonely since his wife died.
- American English: lonely
- Arabic: مُتَوَحِّدْ
- Brazilian Portuguese: solitário
- Chinese: 孤独的
- Croatian: usamljen
- Czech: osamělý
- Danish: ensom
- Dutch: eenzaam
- European Spanish: solo solitario
- Finnish: yksinäinen
- French: seul
- German: einsam
- Greek: μοναχικός
- Italian: solo
- Japanese: 孤独の
- Korean: 고독한
- Norwegian: ensom
- Polish: samotny
- European Portuguese: solitário
- Romanian: singuratic
- Russian: одинокий
- Spanish: solo
- Swedish: ensam
- Thai: หงอยเหงา
- Turkish: yalnız
- Ukrainian: самотній
- Vietnamese: cô đơn
Definition of lonely from the Collins English Dictionary
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