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solitary

sol·i·tar·y

solitary

 
 
pronunciation:
sa l teI ri
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: being, traveling, or living without others; alone.
We found a solitary bear while we were climbing the mountain.
 
synonyms:
alone, lone, lonely, only
antonyms:
accompanied, social
similar words:
independent, individual, one, separate, single, sole
definition 2: happening or done without the company of others.
I enjoyed a solitary evening in front of the television.Writing is a solitary pastime.
synonyms:
solo
similar words:
alone, individual, lonely, single-handed
definition 3: single or only; lone.
The hot tub was his solitary refuge from the stress of his job.
synonyms:
lone, only, single, sole
similar words:
exclusive, individual, odd, singular, unique
derivations: solitarily (adv.), solitariness (n.)
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The word solitary contains the following parts:
sol2, soli Latin root that means alone
-ary1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means like, of, related to
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The suffix -ary1 attaches to Latin roots (e.g., primary , literary ) and to nouns (e.g., cautionary , fragmentary ), forming adjectives.