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forlorn

for·lorn

forlorn

 
 
pronunciation:
for lorn
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: desolate or unhappy, as from abandonment or weariness.
The new kid looked somewhat forlorn sitting by himself in the cafeteria.The exhausted and forlorn prisoners marched back to the prison.
synonyms:
desolate, despondent, doleful, melancholy
antonyms:
happy
similar words:
depressed, dispirited, down, forsaken, glum, helpless, low-spirited, miserable, sad, unhappy, woeful, wretched
definition 2: nearly hopeless.
He made a forlorn attempt to study for the test.
synonyms:
hopeless
similar words:
despairing, dispirited
definition 3: in a pitiable state; wretched.
Those houses that survived the flood stood abandoned and forlorn.
synonyms:
miserable, woebegone, woeful
similar words:
desolate, pitiful, wretched
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derivations: forlornly (adv.), forlornness (n.)