Definition

Loneliness

Loneliness is the emotional state results from desiring close interpersonal relationships but being unable to attain them.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Loneliness
- The condition of being lonely; solitude; seclusion.
- The state of being unfrequented by human beings; as, the loneliness of a road.
- Love of retirement; disposition to solitude.
- A feeling of depression resulting from being alone.
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