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Word For The Day. "Lonely"

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Lonely


Synonyms: solitary, desolate, forlorn, etc.




  • Part of Speech: adjective
  • Definition: affected with, characterized by, or causing a depressing feeling of being alone; lonesome
  • Transcription: / lohn-lee /


In the vast landscape of emotions, today's word of the day is "Lonely." Defined as a poignant feeling of isolation or solitude, this word captures the universal experience of being alone and longing for connection. 


In a sentence, imagine a solitary tree standing in an empty field, its branches reaching out to an absent companion. A desolate beach, with waves whispering tales of solitude, paints a vivid picture of loneliness. In a bustling city, even amidst a crowd, one may feel forlorn without meaningful connections.


Examples:

  1. Despite being surrounded by people, she felt lonely in the crowded room.
  2. The old man lived alone, and his only companion was a lonely cat.
  3. The empty house echoed with a hauntingly lonely silence.
  4. After the breakup, he spent many lonely evenings contemplating his choices.


Loneliness isn't always physical; it can manifest emotionally, like the forlorn ache when separated from loved ones. Exploring the depths of "Lonely" unveils the intricacies of human connection, reminding us of the importance of reaching out and bridging the gaps that separate us.




January, 2024

Posted by Oxford Language Club

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