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English definition of “lonely”

lonely

adjective     /ˈləʊn.li/ US  /ˈloʊn-/
B1 unhappy because you are not with other people : She gets lonely now that all the kids have left home . the lonely life of a farmer Feeling sad and unhappyAloneSeparateness and isolation in space B2 A lonely place is a long way from where people live : a lonely stretch of Arizona highway Distant in space and time Grammar:Alone, lonely, or lonesome?Grammar:Alone or lonely?Alone is an adjective and an adverb meaning that no other person is with you. When we use alone as an adjective, it never comes before the noun (predicative adjective):Grammar:LonesomeIn American English, lonesome means the same as lonely:
(Definition of lonely adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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