Definition of solitude noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsɒlɪtjuːd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɑːlətuːd//
[uncountable] Loneliness
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the state of being alone, especially when you find this pleasant synonym privacy She longed for peace and solitude. I returned to the solitude of my room. He shut himself away to pray in solitude. See related entries: Loneliness Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French, or from Latin solitudo, from solus ‘alone’.Extra examples She enjoyed a few days of peace in the solitude of the mountains. to pray in solitude I need solitude to write.
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