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lonelyadjective

 us   /ˈloʊn·li/
(of someone) ​feelingsad because you are ​alone, or (of something) causing this ​feeling: a lonely ​child my lonely ​room A lonely ​place has no ​people, ​buildings, etc.: a lonely and ​desertedroad
loneliness
noun [U]  us   /ˈloʊn·li·nəs/
Some ​elderlypeoplelive in ​isolation and loneliness.
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"lonely" in British English

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lonelyadjective

uk   /ˈləʊn.li/  us   /ˈloʊn-/
B1 unhappy because you are not with other ​people: She gets lonely now that all the ​kids have ​lefthome. the lonely ​life of a ​widowerB2 A lonely ​place is a ​long way from where ​peoplelive: a lonely ​stretch of Arizona ​highway

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