lonely
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lonely(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (alone)
a. solo
Sometimes I feel very lonely.A veces me siento muy sola.
2. (isolated)
a. solitario
Writing is lonely work.La escritura es un trabajo solitario.
b. aislado
I live in a lonely house in the mountains.Vivo en una casa aislada en las montañas.
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lonely
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. solitario(a)
to feel very lonelysentirse muy solo(a)
lonely hearts clubclub de contactos
2. (journalism)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
lonely hearts columnsección de contactos
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lonely [ˈləʊnlɪ]
adjective
1 lonelier (comparative)loneliest (superlative) (without company)
he was a sad and lonely man era un hombre triste y solitario
lonely young men lonely old women would come together once a week to play bingo
to feel lonely sentirse solo; I was lonely and didn't know what to do me sentía solo y no sabía qué hacer
2 (solitary) [+life, place, period of time] solitario
the lonely hours of the night las horas nocturnas de soledad; las solitarias horas de la noche; it's lonely at the top uno se siente muy solo en la cumbre
you might find London a lonely place
3 (remote) [+village, house] solitario; aislado; [+road] solitario
4 (mournful) [+sound] lúgubre y solitario (literary)
plural noun
the lonely las personas que están solas
The old, the sick and the lonely are most at risk.
modifier
lonely hearts club (n) club (m) de corazones solitarios
lonely hearts (column) (n) sección (f) de corazones solitarios
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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