Definition of loneliness in English:

loneliness

Syllabification: lone·li·ness
Pronunciation: /ˈlōnlēnis
 
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noun

1Sadness because one has no friends or company: feelings of depression and loneliness
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  • Indeed, being alone in a crowd can give us a profound sense of loneliness.
  • Soon I realized I was using his energy to fill the loneliness I felt.
  • He wept for his cousin, he wept for his loneliness, and most of all he wept for the only woman he could ever love.
1.1The fact of being without companions; solitariness: the loneliness of a sailor’s life
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  • Loneliness has rarely sounded so celebratory or inviting.
  • I like the loneliness of it, because there's not so many people you have to deal with.
  • Studies have shown that loneliness can contribute to poor health and illness.
2(Of a place) the quality of being unfrequented and remote; isolation: the loneliness of the farm
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  • That's not the wind you hear; it's the loneliness of the empty farmyards.

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