[编辑] GRE 红宝书
- ［英］ n.孤独 ( being alone or remote from society)
[编辑] Webster Collegiate
- Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French, from Latin solitudin-, solitudo, from solus
- Date: 14th century
- 1. the quality or state of being alone or remote from society ; seclusion
- 2. a lonely place (as a desert)
- solitude, isolation, seclusion mean the state of one who is alone. solitude may imply a condition of being apart from all human beings or of being cut off by wish or circumstances from one's usual associates <a few quiet hours of solitude>. isolation stresses detachment from others often involuntarily<the isolation of the village in winter>. seclusion suggests a shutting away or keeping apart from others often connoting deliberate withdrawal from the world or retirement to a quiet life<lived in pastoral seclusion>.