solitude

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From Old French solitude

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solitude (countable and uncountable, plural solitudes)

  1. Aloneness; state of being alone or solitary, by oneself.
  2. A lonely or deserted place.
    • 1813, Lord Byron, Bride of Abydos, Canto 2, stanza 20:
      Mark where his carnage and his conquests cease!
      He makes a solitude, and calls it — peace.

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French[edit]

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From Latin solitudo, corresponding to solus (alone) + -tudo.

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solitude f (plural solitudes)

  1. solitude

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solitude f (nominative singular solitude)

  1. solitude

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