(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. lonesome, solitary, lone, desolate, alone. See seclusion.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Without company]
Syn. forlorn, lonesome, solitary, lone, alone, abandoned, comfortless, forsaken, friendless, deserted, desolate, homeless, bereft, companionless, withdrawn, secluded, unattended, by oneself, empty, apart, unsocial, reclusive, anchoritic, troglodytic, single, lorn, rejected, unaccompanied, unbefriended, disconsolate, uncherished, unwanted, outcast, alienated, lonely-hearts; see also homesick .
Ant. accompanied, associated, social.
2. [Inaccessible or unfrequented]
Syn. remote, desolate, unfrequented, uninhabited; see isolated .
See Synonym Study at alone .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. friendless feeling empty, lonesome, companionless, lone, forsaken, isolated, solitary, secluded, reclusive, *like a hermit, forlorn, lovelorn, desolate, deserted, abandoned, forgotten, estranged, shut in.
2. remote out of the way, unfrequented, uninhabited, deserted, isolated, secluded, unpopulated, sequestered, cloistered.
ANT.: 1. befriended, popular. 2. crowded, mobbed, frequented
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Lacking the company of others: alone, com-panionless, lone, lonesome, single, solitary, unaccompanied. See INCLUDE. 2. Empty of people: deserted, desolate, forlorn, godforsaken, lonesome, unfrequented. See FULL. 3. Far from centers of human population: back, insular, isolated, lonesome, obscure, outlying, out-of-the-way, remote, removed, secluded, solitary. Idiom: off the beaten path (or track). See NEAR. 4. Dejected due to the awareness of being alone: desolate, forlorn, lonesome, lorn. See HAPPY.

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