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desolate

adjective (SAD)    /ˈdes.əl.ət/
extremely sad and feeling alone : She felt desolate when her closest friend moved away.Feeling sad and unhappy desolated     /ˈdes.əl.eɪ.tɪd/ US  /-t̬ɪd/ adjective [after verb] She was desolated at the loss of her sister .Feeling sad and unhappy desolately     /-li/ adverb Feeling sad and unhappy
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