solitariness

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From solitary +‎ -ness.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsɒlɪt(ə)ɹɪnəs/

Noun[edit]

solitariness (countable and uncountable, plural solitarinesses)

  1. The state or quality of being solitary.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.8:
      I saw a Deane of S. Hillarie of Poictiers, reduced by reason and the incommoditie of his melancholy to such a continuall solitarinesse, that when I entered into his chamber he had never removed one step out of it in two and twenty yeares before [].

Translations[edit]