part of speech: adjective

inflections: lonelier, loneliest

definition 1: without company; alone.

  • There was a lonely hill on the horizon.
  • She is content with her lonely life.

synonyms: alone, lone, solitary

definition 2: empty of humans; deserted; lonesome.

  • He walked for miles through lonely woods.

synonyms: desolate, lonesome

antonyms: populous

definition 3: unhappy because alone; lonesome.

  • I felt lonely for my family while I was away at camp.

synonyms: lonesome

derivation: loneliness (n.)