Definition of solitude in English:


Line breaks: soli|tude
Pronunciation: /ˈsɒlɪtjuːd


  • 2A lonely or uninhabited place: the battle to preserve beloved solitudes flared up all over the country
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    • It is still a disparate monstrosity, full of solitudes & barrens & wilds.
    • There are still, as on the first days of creation, rivers whose founts never run dry, green and watery solitudes, and limitless fields never yet turned by the ploughshare.
    • In these eight chapters we are shown that Bristol and its hinterland existed as two solitudes - wary of one another and keeping each other at arm's length.
    wilderness, undisturbed area, unspoilt area, rural area, wilds, backwoods, the back of beyond; desert, emptiness, wasteland, no-man's-land; in Australia the bush, the outback; North American & Australian/New Zealand backcountry; South African the backveld
    informal the sticks, the middle of nowhere
    North American informal the boondocks
    archaic retirement


Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin solitudo, from solus 'alone'.

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