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Meaning of word lonely from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

lonely   adjective

Meaning : Lacking companions or companionship.

Example : 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 : alone, lone, solitary

Meaning : Marked by dejection from being alone.

Example : Felt sad and lonely.
The loneliest night of the week.
Lonesome when her husband is away.
Spent a lonesome hour in the bar.

Synonyms : lonesome

Meaning : Characterized by or preferring solitude.

Example : A lone wolf.
A lonely existence.
A man of a solitary disposition.
A solitary walk.

Synonyms : lone, solitary

Meaning : Devoid of creatures.

Example : A lonely crossroads.
A solitary retreat.
A trail leading to an unfrequented lake.

Synonyms : solitary, unfrequented