lone·ly /ˈləʊnli $ ˈloʊn-/ ●●● S3 adjectiveadj (comparativecomp lonelier, superlativesupl loneliest) 1 ALONEunhappy because you are alone or do not have anyone to talk to 孤单的，寂寞的 SYN American English lonesome Don’t you get lonely being on your own all day?
Do not use lonely
to mean ‘without anyone else’. Use alone: She is afraid to travel alone (NOT travel lonely).
表示独自一人不要用 lonely，要用 alone: She is afraid to travel alone ( 不说 travel lonely). 她害怕一个人出行。
2 a lonely experience or situation makes you unhappy because you are alone or do not have anyone to talk to 〔经历或情况〕在孤单中进行的，孤独的 lonely life/existence He led a lonely life with few friends.
3. the lonely [plural] people who are lonely 孤独的人 4 EMPTYa lonely place is a long way from where people live and very few people go there 荒凉的，荒无人烟的 SYN American English lonesome, remote, desolate
lonely place/road/spot etc 荒僻的地方/偏僻的道路/荒凉的场所等
—loneliness noun [uncountableU]
THESAURUS lonely (also lonesome American EnglishAmE) unhappy because you are alone or do not have any friends 孤单的，寂寞的 Tammy felt very lonely when she first arrived in New York.
nOur neighbor George is a very lonely man.
I get so lonesome here with no one to talk to.
isolated lonely because your situation makes it difficult for you to meet people 孤独的，孤单的 People caring for sick relatives often feel very isolated.
nChildren of very rich parents can grow up isolated from the rest of society.
alienated feeling that you do not belong in a particular place or group 不合群的，被疏远的
nShe felt very alienated as the only woman in the company.
In high school she felt somehow different and alienated from other students.
homesick unhappy because you are a long way from your home and the people who live there 思乡的，想家的 When I first went to Germany, I was very homesick.
miss somebody used when saying that you feel unhappy because someone is not there with you 思念某人 She misses her friends.