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There are 95 total results for your lonely search.

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Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

孤獨


孤独

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Mandarin gū dú / gu1 du2
Taiwan ku tu
Japanese kodoku
Chinese lonely; solitary
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

孤魂

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Mandarin gū hún / gu1 hun2
Taiwan ku hun
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese lonely soul

形單影隻


形单影只

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Mandarin xíng dān yǐng zhī / xing2 dan1 ying3 zhi1
Taiwan hsing tan ying chih
Chinese lonely soul; solitary

寂寞

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Mandarin jí mò / ji2 mo4
Taiwan chi mo
Japanese jakubaku / せきばく
Chinese lonely; lonesome; (of a place) quiet; silent
Japanese (1) loneliness; desolation; (adj-t,adv-to,adj-no) (2) lonely; lonesome; dreary; desolate; deserted; (3) harsh (words); cutting (criticism); (noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru) (4) to separate in thought; to consider as independent
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin/ gu1
Taiwan ku
Japanese sachihiko / さちひこ    sachio / さちお    kozaki / こざき    ko / こ
Chinese lone; lonely
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) orphan; (personal name) Sachihiko; (personal name) Sachio; (surname) Ko
Orphan, solitary.

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Mandarin qióng / qiong2
Taiwan ch`iung / chiung
Chinese to gaze in terror; lonely

伶俜

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Mandarin líng pīng / ling2 ping1
Taiwan ling p`ing / ling ping
Japanese ryōbyō
Chinese lonely; solitary
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

倍感

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Mandarin bèi gǎn / bei4 gan3
Taiwan pei kan
Chinese to feel even more; to be extremely (sad, lonely, delighted etc)

僻靜


僻静

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Mandarin pì jìng / pi4 jing4
Taiwan p`i ching / pi ching
Chinese lonely; secluded

冷寂

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Mandarin lěng jì / leng3 ji4
Taiwan leng chi
Chinese cold and desolate; lonely

冷清

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Mandarin lěng qīng / leng3 qing1
Taiwan leng ch`ing / leng ching
Chinese cold and cheerless; fig. lonely; unfrequented

孑然

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Mandarin jié rán / jie2 ran2
Taiwan chieh jan
Japanese ketsuzen / けつぜん
Chinese solitary; lonely; alone
Japanese (adj-t,adv-to) isolated; alone; helpless

孤單


孤单

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Mandarin gū dān / gu1 dan1
Taiwan ku tan
Chinese lone; lonely; loneliness

孤寡

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Mandarin gū guǎ / gu1 gua3
Taiwan ku kua
Chinese orphans and widows; to be lonely; loneliness

孤影

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Japanese koei / koe / こえい Japanese lonely figure

孤愁

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Japanese koshuu / koshu / こしゅう Japanese lonely contemplation

孤身

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Mandarin gū shēn / gu1 shen1
Taiwan ku shen
Chinese alone; lonely

寂寥

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Mandarin jì liáo / ji4 liao2
Taiwan chi liao
Japanese sekiryou / sekiryo / せきりょう
Chinese lonely; still; desolate; (classical)
Japanese (n,adj-t,adv-to) loneliness; desolateness

寂然

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Mandarin ran  / ran2 
Taiwan ran 
Japanese sekizen(p);jakunen / せきぜん(P);じゃくねん
Chinese silent; quiet
Japanese (n,adj-t,adv-to) (1) lonely; desolate; (2) (じゃくねん only) forlornness; desolation; (given name) Jakunen
In calmness, quietude, silence; undisturbed; quiescent

寂莫

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Japanese sekibaku / せきばく    jakumaku / じゃくまく Japanese (irregular kanji usage) (1) loneliness; desolation; (adj-t,adv-to,adj-no) (2) lonely; lonesome; dreary; desolate; deserted; (3) harsh (words); cutting (criticism); (noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru) (4) to separate in thought; to consider as independent

寥々

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Japanese ryouryou / ryoryo / りょうりょう Japanese (adj-t,adv-to) lonely; rare; few; (given name) Ryouryou

寥寥

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Mandarin liáo liáo / liao2 liao2
Taiwan liao liao
Japanese ryōryō / りょうりょう
Chinese very few
Japanese (adj-t,adv-to) lonely; rare; few
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

悄愴

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Japanese shousou / shoso / しょうそう Japanese (adjective) (1) sad and lamenting; (2) lonely

杳然

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Mandarin yǎo rán / yao3 ran2
Taiwan yao jan
Chinese quiet, silent, and lonely; far and indistinct; gone without a trace

枯寂

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Mandarin kū jì / ku1 ji4
Taiwan k`u chi / ku chi
Chinese dull and lonely

毒男

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Japanese dokuo / どくお Japanese (abbreviation) (masculine speech) (slang) (2-ch term) lonely heart; male virgin; loser; geek

独枕

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Japanese hitorimakura / ひとりまくら Japanese lonely in bed

独男

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Japanese dokuo / どくお Japanese (abbreviation) (masculine speech) (slang) (2-ch term) lonely heart; male virgin; loser; geek

秋思

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Japanese shuushi / shushi / しゅうし Japanese lonely feeling of fall; autumnal melancholy; fall melancholy

空寂

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Mandarin kōng jì / kong1 ji4
Taiwan k`ung chi / kung chi
Japanese kuujaku / kujaku / くうじゃく
Japanese (1) {Buddh} complete emptiness (i.e. as a denial of the inherent existence of all things); nirvana (where this emptiness is realized); (noun or adjectival noun) (2) (archaism) quiet and lonely
Immaterial; a condition beyond disturbance, the condition of nirvana; void and tranquil

空谷

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Japanese kuukoku / kukoku / くうこく Japanese lonely or uninhabited valley; (surname) Soratani; (given name) Kuukoku

空閨

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Japanese kuukei / kuke / くうけい Japanese a lonely, spouseless life

絶島

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Japanese zettou / zetto / ぜっとう Japanese lonely (isolated) island

落寞

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Mandarin luò mò / luo4 mo4
Taiwan lo mo
Chinese lonely; desolate

蕭寥

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Japanese shouryou / shoryo / しょうりょう Japanese (adj-t,adv-to) (archaism) desolate; lonely; barren

蕭条

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Japanese shoujou / shojo / しょうじょう Japanese (adj-t,adv-to) dreary; bleak; lonely

蕭索

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Mandarin xiāo suǒ / xiao1 suo3
Taiwan hsiao so
Japanese shousaku / shosaku / しょうさく
Chinese bleak; desolate; melancholy
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (adjective) lonely

離索

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Mandarin lí suǒ / li2 suo3
Taiwan li so
Chinese (literary) desolate and lonely

鰥寡

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Japanese kanka / かんか Japanese widow and widower; lonely people

佗しい

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Japanese wabishii / wabishi / わびしい Japanese (irregular kanji usage) (adjective) (kana only) miserable; wretched; lonely; dreary; shabby; comfortless

侘しい

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Japanese wabishii / wabishi / わびしい Japanese (adjective) (kana only) miserable; wretched; lonely; dreary; shabby; comfortless

冷清清

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Mandarin lěng qīng qīng / leng3 qing1 qing1
Taiwan leng ch`ing ch`ing / leng ching ching
Chinese deserted; desolate; unfrequented; cold and cheerless; lonely; in quiet isolation

寂しい

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Japanese samishii / samishi / さみしい    sabishii / sabishi / さびしい Japanese (adjective) lonely; lonesome; solitary; desolate

寂しげ

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Japanese sabishige / さびしげ Japanese (adjectival noun) seeming lonely

寂し気

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Japanese sabishige / さびしげ Japanese (adjectival noun) seeming lonely

心細い

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Japanese kokorobosoi / こころぼそい Japanese (adjective) helpless; forlorn; hopeless; unpromising; lonely; discouraging; disheartening

淋しい

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Japanese samishii / samishi / さみしい    sabishii / sabishi / さびしい Japanese (adjective) lonely; lonesome; solitary; desolate

淋しげ

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Japanese sabishige / さびしげ Japanese (adjectival noun) seeming lonely

淋し気

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Japanese sabishige / さびしげ Japanese (adjectival noun) seeming lonely

無腳蟹

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Mandarin wú jiǎo xiè / wu2 jiao3 xie4
Taiwan wu chiao hsieh
Chinese helpless lonely person

阿蘭若


阿兰若

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Mandarin ā lán ruò / a1 lan2 ruo4
Taiwan a lan jo
Japanese arannya / あらんにゃ
Chinese Buddhist temple (translit. of Sanskrit "Aranyakah")
Japanese {Buddh} isolated place; hermitage
āraṇya; from araṇya, 'forest.'阿蘭若迦 āraṇyaka, one who lives there. Intp. by 無諍聲 no sound of discord; 閑靜 shut in and quiet; 遠離 far removed; 空 寂 uninhabited and still; a lonely abode 500 bow-lengths from any village. A hermitage, or place of retirement for meditation. Three kinds of occupants are given: 達磨阿蘭若迦 dharma-āraṇyaka; 摩祭阿蘭若迦 mātaṅga-āraṇyaka, and 檀陀阿蘭若迦 daṇḍaka-āraṇyaka. Other forms are: 阿蘭那 or 阿蘭攘; 阿蘭陀 or 陁; 阿練若 or 阿練茄; 曷刺 M028515.

不甘寂寞

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Mandarin bù gān jì mò / bu4 gan1 ji4 mo4
Taiwan pu kan chi mo
Chinese unwilling to remain lonely or idle; unwilling to be left out

人跡罕至


人迹罕至

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Mandarin rén jì hǎn zhì / ren2 ji4 han3 zhi4
Taiwan jen chi han chih
Chinese lit. men's footprints are rare (idiom); fig. off the beaten track; lonely; deserted

侘びしい

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Japanese wabishii / wabishi / わびしい Japanese (irregular okurigana usage) (adjective) (kana only) miserable; wretched; lonely; dreary; shabby; comfortless

冷冷清清

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Mandarin lěng lěng qīng qīng / leng3 leng3 qing1 qing1
Taiwan leng leng ch`ing ch`ing / leng leng ching ching
Chinese deserted; desolate; unfrequented; cold and cheerless; lonely; in quiet isolation

孤影悄然

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Japanese koeishouzen / koeshozen / こえいしょうぜん Japanese (adj-no,adj-t,adv-to) (archaism) lonely figure

孤身隻影


孤身只影

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Mandarin gū shēn zhī yǐng / gu1 shen1 zhi1 ying3
Taiwan ku shen chih ying
Chinese lit. a lonely body with only a shadow for company; to be all alone (idiom)

寂しがる

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Japanese sabishigaru / さびしがる Japanese (v5r,vi) to miss someone; to miss something; to feel lonely

寂しん坊

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Japanese sabishinbou / sabishinbo / さびしんぼう Japanese (kana only) lonely person; someone who easily succumbs to loneliness

巴山夜雨

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Mandarin bā shān yè yǔ / ba1 shan1 ye4 yu3
Taiwan pa shan yeh yü
Chinese rain on Mt Ba (idiom); lonely in a strange land; Evening Rain, 1980 movie about the Cultural revolution

弧影悄然

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Japanese koeishouzen / koeshozen / こえいしょうぜん Japanese (adj-t,adv-to) (yoji) lonely and crestfallen; a lonely and heavy-hearted figure

形影相弔


形影相吊

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Mandarin xíng yǐng xiāng diào / xing2 ying3 xiang1 diao4
Taiwan hsing ying hsiang tiao
Chinese with only body and shadow to comfort each other (idiom); extremely sad and lonely

心寂しい

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Japanese kokorosabishii / kokorosabishi / こころさびしい Japanese (adjective) lonely; lonesome

心淋しい

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Japanese urasabishii / urasabishi / うらさびしい Japanese (adjective) lonesome; lonely; forlorn

枕冷衾寒

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Mandarin zhěn lěng qīn hán / zhen3 leng3 qin1 han2
Taiwan chen leng ch`in han / chen leng chin han
Chinese cold pillow and lonely bed (idiom); fig. cold and solitary existence

淋しがる

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Japanese sabishigaru / さびしがる Japanese (v5r,vi) to miss someone; to miss something; to feel lonely

物寂しい

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Japanese monosabishii / monosabishi / ものさびしい Japanese (adjective) lonely

物淋しい

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Japanese monosabishii / monosabishi / ものさびしい Japanese (adjective) lonely

秋風落莫

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Japanese shuufuurakubaku / shufurakubaku / しゅうふうらくばく Japanese (yoji) forlorn and helpless; lonely and desolate

鰥寡孤独

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Japanese kankakodoku / かんかこどく Japanese (yoji) with no one upon whom to depend; utter loneliness; the lonely and the helpless; people who have no kith or kin

うら寂しい

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Japanese urasabishii / urasabishi / うらさびしい Japanese (adjective) lonesome; lonely; forlorn

ぽつねんと

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Japanese potsunento / ぽつねんと Japanese (adv,vs) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) solitarily; in a lonely fashion; all alone; by oneself

もの寂しい

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Japanese monosabishii / monosabishi / ものさびしい Japanese (adjective) lonely

もの淋しい

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Japanese monosabishii / monosabishi / ものさびしい Japanese (adjective) lonely

人里離れた

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Japanese hitozatohanareta / ひとざとはなれた Japanese (can act as adjective) lonely (place); remote; in the middle of nowhere

寂しがり屋

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Japanese sabishigariya / さびしがりや Japanese lonely person; someone who easily succumbs to loneliness

寂しんぼう

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Japanese sabishinbou / sabishinbo / さびしんぼう Japanese (kana only) lonely person; someone who easily succumbs to loneliness

寥寥;寥々

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Japanese ryouryou / ryoryo / りょうりょう Japanese (adj-t,adv-to) lonely; rare; few

毒男;独男

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Japanese dokuo / どくお Japanese (abbreviation) (masculine speech) (slang) (See 独身男性) (2-ch term) lonely heart; male virgin; loser; geek

淋しがり屋

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Japanese sabishigariya / さびしがりや Japanese lonely person; someone who easily succumbs to loneliness

畢勒支底迦


毕勒支底迦

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Mandarin bì lēi zhī dǐ jiā / bi4 lei1 zhi1 di3 jia1
Taiwan pi lei chih ti chia
Japanese hiroshichigya
(畢勒支底迦佛); 畢支佛; 辟支佛; 鉢攞底迦佛 pratyeka(-buddha) . Cf. 辟. Singly, individually, one 'who lives in seclusion and obtains emancipation for himself only'. M. W. It is intp. as 獨覺 lonely (or alone) enlightenment, i.e. for self alone; also 緣覺 enlightened in the 十二因緣 twelve nidānas; or 圓覺 completely enlightened. i.e. for self.

高處不勝寒

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Mandarin gāo chù bù shèng hán / gao1 chu4 bu4 sheng4 han2
Taiwan kao ch`u pu sheng han / kao chu pu sheng han
Chinese it's lonely at the top (idiom)

人里はなれた

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Japanese hitozatohanareta / ひとざとはなれた Japanese (can act as adjective) lonely (place); remote; in the middle of nowhere

蕭索(oK)

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Japanese shousaku / shosaku / しょうさく Japanese (adjective) lonely

梯子を外される

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Japanese hashigoohazusareru / はしごをはずされる Japanese (exp,v1) to be lonely at the top; to be left high and dry by one's friends; to have the ladder pulled out from under one

寂しがる;淋しがる

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Japanese sabishigaru / さびしがる Japanese (v5r,vi) (See 寂しい,がる・1) to miss someone; to miss something; to feel lonely

寂寞;寂莫(iK)

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Japanese sekibaku;jakumaku / せきばく;じゃくまく Japanese (1) loneliness; desolation; (adj-t,adv-to,adj-no) (2) lonely; lonesome; dreary; desolate; deserted; (3) harsh (words); cutting (criticism); (noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru) (4) to separate in thought; to consider as independent

寂しい(P);淋しい

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Japanese sabishii(p);samishii / sabishi(p);samishi / さびしい(P);さみしい Japanese (adjective) lonely; lonesome; solitary; desolate

寂しん坊;寂しんぼう

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Japanese sabishinbou / sabishinbo / さびしんぼう Japanese (kana only) (See 寂しがり屋) lonely person; someone who easily succumbs to loneliness

寂しがり屋;淋しがり屋

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Japanese sabishigariya / さびしがりや Japanese (See 寂しん坊) lonely person; someone who easily succumbs to loneliness

人里離れた;人里はなれた

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Japanese hitozatohanareta / ひとざとはなれた Japanese (can act as adjective) lonely (place); remote; in the middle of nowhere

寂しげ;淋しげ;寂し気;淋し気

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Japanese sabishige / さびしげ Japanese (adjectival noun) seeming lonely

心寂しい;うら寂しい;心淋しい

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Japanese urasabishii / urasabishi / うらさびしい Japanese (adjective) lonesome; lonely; forlorn

侘しい;侘びしい(io);佗しい(iK)

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Japanese wabishii / wabishi / わびしい Japanese (adjective) (kana only) miserable; wretched; lonely; dreary; shabby; comfortless

物寂しい;もの寂しい;物淋しい;もの淋しい

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Japanese monosabishii / monosabishi / ものさびしい Japanese (adjective) lonely
This page contains 95 results for "lonely" in Chinese and/or Japanese.



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Apparently, we were the first ones who were crazy enough to think that western people might want a combined Chinese, Japanese, and Buddhist dictionary.

A lot of westerners can't tell the difference between Chinese and Japanese - and there is a reason for that. Chinese characters and even whole words were borrowed by Japan from the Chinese language in the 5th century. Much of the time, if a word or character is used in both languages, it will have the same or a similar meaning. However, this is not always true. Language evolves, and meanings independently change in each language.

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