Synonyms for solitary

Synonyms for (noun) solitary

Synonyms: hermit, recluse, troglodyte, solitary, solitudinarian

Definition: one who lives in solitude

Similar words: lone hand, lone wolf, loner

Definition: a person who avoids the company or assistance of others


Synonyms: solitary, solitary confinement

Definition: confinement of a prisoner in isolation from other prisoners

Usage: he was held in solitary

Similar words: confinement

Definition: the state of being confined

Usage: he was held in confinement

Synonyms for (adjective) solitary

Synonyms: unfrequented, lonely, solitary

Definition: devoid of creatures

Usage: a lonely crossroads; a solitary retreat; a trail leading to an unfrequented lake

Similar words: uninhabited

Definition: not having inhabitants; not lived in

Usage: an uninhabited island; gaping doors of uninhabited houses


Synonyms: only, sole, solitary, lone, lonesome

Definition: being the only one; single and isolated from others

Usage: the lone doctor in the entire county; a lonesome pine; an only child; the sole heir; the sole example; a solitary instance of cowardice; a solitary speck in the sky

Similar words: single

Definition: existing alone or consisting of one entity or part or aspect or individual

Usage: upon the hill stood a single tower; had but a single thought which was to escape; a single survivor; a single serving; a single lens; a single thickness


Synonyms: solitary, lone, lonely

Definition: characterized by or preferring solitude

Usage: a lone wolf; a lonely existence; a man of a solitary disposition; a solitary walk

Similar words: unsocial

Definition: not seeking or given to association; being or living without companions

Usage: the unsocial disposition to neglect one's neighbors


Synonyms: lone, lonely, alone, solitary

Definition: lacking companions or companionship

Usage: he was alone when we met him; she is alone much of the time; the lone skier on the mountain; a lonely fisherman stood on a tuft of gravel; a lonely soul; a solitary traveler

Similar words: unaccompanied

Definition: being without an escort


Synonyms: nongregarious, nonsocial, solitary

Definition: of plants and animals; not growing or living in groups or colonies

Usage: solitary bees

Similar words: ungregarious

Definition: (of animals) not gregarious