(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. apart, solitary, single. — adv. individually, solely, singly. See unity, seclusion. Ant., together; accompanied.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Separate from others]
Syn. lone, lonely, solitary, separate, lonesome, deserted, forlorn, lorn, isolated, individual, forsaken, desolate, detached, companionless, friendless, unaccompanied, unescorted, abandoned, secluded, apart, by oneself, under one's own power, unassisted, unaided, single-handed, single, widowed, unmarried, unattached, solo, solus (Latin), in solitude, by one's lonesome*.
Ant. accompanied, attended, escorted.
2. [Exclusive of others]
Syn. solely, singly, simply; see only 1 .
3. [Unique]
Syn. unparalleled, unexampled, unequaled; see unique 1 .
let alone,
4. not to mention, not to speak of, also, in addition to; see besides .
5. ignore, leave to oneself, isolate, refrain from disturbing; see leave 3 , neglect 1 , 2 .
let well enough alone,
Syn. forget, ignore, let alone; see neglect 1 .
Syn.- alone , unqualified, denotes the simple fact of being by oneself or itself; solitary and the more poetic lone convey the same sense but suggest more strongly the lack of companionship or association [ a solitary tree in the meadow a lone wanderer ] ; lonely conveys a heightened sense of solitude and gloom [ the lonely sentinel walks his post ] ; lonesome suggests a longing or yearning for companionship, often for a particular person [ the child is lonesome for her mother ]
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. lone solitary, isolated, friendless, separate, unaccompanied, abandoned, alienated, solo, desolate, lonesome, *solitary as an oyster. see solitude
2. peerless unique, without equal, unparalleled, unsurpassed, incomparable, singular.
ANT.: 1. mobbed, crowded, grouped. 2. ordinary, common, *dime a dozen
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Lacking the company of others: companionless, lone, lonely, lonesome, single, solitary, unaccompanied. See INCLUDE. 2. Set away from all others: apart, detached, isolate, isolated, lone, removed, solitary. See INCLUDE. 3. Without equal or rival: incomparable, matchless, nonpareil, only, peerless, singular, unequaled, unexampled, unique, unmatched, unparalleled, unrivaled. See SAME. II adverb l. Without the presence or aid of another: single-handedly, singly, solely, solitarily, solo. Idioms: all by one's lonesome, by oneself. See INCLUDE. 2. To the exclusion of anyone or anything else: but, entirely, exclusively, only, solely. See INCLUDE.

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