Etymology
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loneliness (n.)

1580s, "condition of being solitary," from lonely + -ness. Meaning "feeling of being dejected from want of companionship or sympathy" is from 1814.

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Definitions of loneliness

loneliness (n.)
the state of being alone in solitary isolation;
Synonyms: solitariness
loneliness (n.)
sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned;
Synonyms: forlornness / desolation
loneliness (n.)
a disposition toward being alone;
Synonyms: aloneness / lonesomeness / solitariness
From wordnet.princeton.edu