That empty, dark, hopeless feeling you have. Maybe it's after losing a loved one, or maybe it's just the fact that you woke up in the middle of the night to feel the other side of the bed is vacant.
It's a terrible, terrible thing... Having a long, cold stretch of loneliness wash over you
by Karuna Jaeger February 12, 2017
Something that will make you harder, meaner and colder.
Hang in there. You'll get there someday. Loneliness will only make you stronger in the long run.
by Dras May 15, 2015
Being alone isn't loneliness. Loneliness is being alone when you desire otherwise.
Solitude is the wanted withdrawal of oneself. Loneliness is the unwanted withdrawal of others.
by WhatYouThinkVWhatYouKnow June 18, 2013
Although you have many friends, you don't feel like you have a connection with them. Then you feel bad and alone and you feel like nobody is there for you.
My loneliness was so ad I almost hung myself.
by Smasher6708 May 12, 2019
Loneliness is not the same as being alone. Many people have times when they are alone through circumstances or choice. Being alone can be experienced as positive, pleasurable, and emotionally refreshing if it is under the individual's control. Solitude is the state of being alone and secluded from other people, and often implies having made a conscious choice to be alone. Loneliness is unwanted solitude. Loneliness does not require being alone and is experienced even in crowded places. It can be described as the absence of identification, understanding or compassion. Loneliness can be described as a feeling of isolation from other individuals, regardless of whether one is physically isolated from others or not.
I know what it feels like to feel lonely despite being with and around people. I used to respect solitude but now I experience loneliness, as a sense of emptiness prevails. To feel like you don't fit in is difficult for anyone but I have found the following quote more of a daily mantra which helps me recognize and embrace inner strength, regardless of the situation, be it related to loneliness or other negative/positive life events. I hope it can help others who experience a similar dance with loneliness:

"When you close your doors, and make darkness within, remember never to say that you are alone, for you are not alone; nay, God is within, and your genius is within. And what need have they of light to see what you are doing?"
Epictetus

The medication for the hurt associated with loneliness is the recognition that we have internal strengths which act as our friends and companions for life, along with the people closest and most loved by us. This is something we slowly learn to seek throughout the course of our lives.
by Wigibythan August 10, 2010
I am sooooo alone . Loneliness is the only thing by my side
by Yo! Boi November 1, 2018
loneliness is what it's like to be stuck with this desolate feeling of being left out, left behind, and being all alone forever. to have this hole in my heart, which cannot be filled by my efforts alone. In such a case, you're left crying and you're stuck with this this powerful feeling of emptiness and isolation. In my opinion, Loneliness is the worst pain in this world. Such a painful feeling, it can cause a person to hate or to feel enraged. Loneliness, it's like a wound of the heart; the type of wounds that cannot go away with a kiss or a hug. The only thing that can make this great pain go away is love and compassion, another human heart to pull them out of this dark, empty place.
her life was overcome with loneliness after the accident
by emmahughes April 26, 2017