Awesome Adjective: Lonely

 

Meaning: Feeling sad because you’re alone.

Examples:

After they broke up, he felt very lonely.

The holidays can be a lonely time for a lot of people.

Even though I’m alone, I don’t feel lonely!

 

Pop Quiz:

What’s the difference between alone and lonely?

A.  Alone is neither good nor bad, but lonely is always bad.

B.  Lonely is neither good nor bad, but alone is always bad.

C.  They are the same.

To see the correct answer, click on “Continue reading”:

The correct answer is A. Being alone just means you’re by yourself, but lonely means you actually feel sad because you’re by yourself. Sometimes you actually want to be alone, right?

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Awesome Adjective: Lonely

  1. Just scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page, and under “Categories” you’ll see the word “Idoms.” Click on “Idioms,” and you’ll be able to see all the Idioms of the Week.

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