Inflected forms: lone·li·er, lone·li·est 1. a. Without companions; lone. b. Characterized by aloneness; solitary. 2. Unfrequented by people; desolate: a lonely crossroads. 3. a. Dejected
by the awareness of being alone. See Synonyms at alone. b. Producing such dejection: the loneliest night of the week.
lone'li·ly adv.lone'li·ness n.