Solitary - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- one who lives in solitude (syn: hermit, recluse, troglodyte)
- of plants and animals; not growing or living in groups or colonies
- lacking companions or companionship (syn: alone, lone, lonely)
- being the only one; single and isolated from others (syn: lone, lonesome, only, sole)
- devoid of creatures (syn: lonely, unfrequented)
He took a solitary walk on the beach.
A solitary house stood on top of the cliff.
Most cats are solitary creatures.
He's a very solitary man.
The prisoner was kept in solitary.
...weary of European civilization, the painter Paul Gauguin famously abandoned France to become a solitary in the South Seas...
He drove down the hill to the solitary little inn.
The benches were empty except for a single solitary figure.
Pandas are solitary creatures.
He led a rather solitary existence.
He spent two weeks in solitary.
a man of a solitary disposition
a solitary speck in the sky
...around campus he was seen as a solitary skulk who seemed to be a little too interested in news reports of school shootings...
The little solitary convent is niched into a low, damp-looking meadows.