loneliness

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lonely +‎ -ness

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loneliness (countable and uncountable, plural lonelinesses)

  1. A feeling of depression resulting from being alone.
  2. The condition or state of being lonely; solitude; seclusion.
  3. The state of being unfrequented.
    the loneliness of a road
  4. (obsolete) Love of retirement; disposition to solitude.
    I see / The mystery of your loneliness. — Shakespeare.

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