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solitude

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Noun
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sol=i=tude

CIDE DICTIONARY

solituden. [F., from L. solitudo, solus alone. See Sole, a.].
  •  state of being alone, or withdrawn from society; a lonely life; loneliness.  [1913 Webster]
    "Whosoever is delighted with solitude is either a wild beast or a god."  [1913 Webster]
    "O Solitude! where are the charms
    That sages have seen in thy face?
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Remoteness from society; destitution of company; seclusion; -- said of places; as, the solitude of a wood.  [1913 Webster]
    "The solitude of his little parish is become matter of great comfort to him."  [1913 Webster]
  •  solitary or lonely place; a desert or wilderness.  [1913 Webster]
    "In these deep solitudes and awful cells
    Where heavenly pensive contemplation dwells.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "O blest retirement, friend to life's decline."  [1913 Webster]
    "Such only can enjoy the country who are capable of thinking when they are there; then they are prepared for solitude; and in that [the country] solitude is prepared for them."  [1913 Webster]
    "It is a place of seclusion from the external world."  [1913 Webster]
    "These evils . . . seem likely to reduce it [a city] ere long to the loneliness and the insignificance of a village."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. Loneliness; soitariness; loneness; retiredness; recluseness. -- Solitude, Retirement, Seclusion, Loneliness.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

solitude, n.
1 the state of being solitary.
2 a lonely place.

Etymology
ME f. OF solitude or L solitudo f. solus alone

THESAURUS

solitude

alienation, aloneness, aloofness, celibacy, confinement, detachment, emptiness, isolation, keeping apart, loneliness, loneness, lonesomeness, moving apart, privacy, quarantine, remoteness, retirement, seclusion, separateness, sequestration, single blessedness, singleness, solitariness, splendid isolation, wilderness, withdrawal

ROGET THESAURUS

solitude

Unity

N unity, oneness, individuality, solitude, isolation, unification, one, unit, ace, individual, none else, no other, one, sole, single, solitary, unitary, individual, apart, alone, kithless, unaccompanied, unattended, solus, single-handed, singular, odd, unique, unrepeated, azygous, first and last, isolated, insular, monospermous, unific, uniflorous, unifoliate, unigenital, uniliteral, unijocular, unimodal, unimodular, lone, lonely, lonesome, desolate, dreary, insecable, inseverable, indiscerptible, compact, indivisible, atomic, irresolvable, singly, alone, by itself, per se, only, apart, in the singular number, in the abstract, one by one, one at a time, simply, one and a half, sesqui-, natura il fece, e poi roppe la stampa, du fort au faible, two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.

Exclusion

N exclusion, nonadmission, omission, exception, rejection, repudiation, exile, noninclusion, preclusion, prohibition, separation, segregation, seposition, elimination, expulsion, cofferdam, excluding, exclusive, excluded, unrecounted, not included in, inadmissible, exclusive of, barring, except, with the exception of, save, bating, exclusion, seclusion, exclusion, seclusion, privacy, retirement, reclusion, recess, snugness, delitescence, rustication, rus in urbe, solitude, solitariness, isolation, loneliness, estrangement from the world, voluntary exile, aloofness, cell, hermitage, convent, sanctum sanctorum, depopulation, desertion, desolation, wilderness, howling wilderness, rotten borough, Old Sarum, exclusion, excommunication, banishment, exile, ostracism, proscription, cut, cut direct, dead cut, inhospitality, inhospitableness, dissociability, domesticity, Darby and Joan, recluse, hermit, eremite, cenobite, anchoret, anchorite, Simon Stylites, troglodyte, Timon of Athens, Santon, solitaire, ruralist, disciple of Zimmermann, closet cynic, Diogenes, outcast, Pariah, castaway, pilgarlic, wastrel, foundling, wilding, secluded, sequestered, retired, delitescent, private, bye, out of the world, out of the way, the world forgetting by the world forgot, snug, domestic, stay-at-home, unsociable, unsocial, dissocial, inhospitable, cynical, inconversable, unclubbable, sauvage, troglodytic, solitary, lonely, lonesome, isolated, single, estranged, unfrequented, uninhabitable, uninhabited, tenantless, abandoned, deserted, deserted in one's utmost need, unfriended, kithless, friendless, homeless, lorn, forlorn, desolate, unvisited, unintroduced, uninvited, unwelcome, under a cloud, left to shift for oneself, derelict, outcast, banished, noli me tangere, among them but not of them, and homeless near a thousand homes I stood, far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife, makes a solitude and calls it peace, magna civitas magna solitudo, never less alone than when alone, O sacred solitude! divine retreat!.


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