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Synonyms of solitary in English:


  • 1 I live a pretty solitary life
    antisocial, unsociable, withdrawn, reclusive, cloistered, introverted, hermitic;
    North American  lonesome
    [Antonyms] sociable
  • 2 solitary farmsteads were sparingly dotted about
    isolated, remote, out of the way, outlying, off the beaten track, in the depths of …, hard to find, lonely, in the back of beyond, in the hinterlands, off the map, in the middle of nowhere, godforsaken, obscure, inaccessible, cut-off, tucked away, unreachable;
    secluded, hidden, concealed, private, unfrequented, unvisited, undisturbed, sequestered, desolate;
    North American  in the backwoods, lonesome;
    South African  in the backveld, in the platteland;
    Australian/New Zealand  in the backblocks, in the booay
    informal unget-at-able, in the sticks
    North American informal jerkwater, in the tall timbers, in the boondocks
    Australian/New Zealand informal Barcoo, beyond the black stump
    literary lone
    archaic unapproachable
    [Antonyms] accessible, busy
  • 3 we have not a solitary shred of evidence to go on
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  • at school he remained a solitary
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