Solitude is a state of seclusion or isolation, i.e., lack of contact with people. It may stem from bad relationships, loss of loved ones, deliberate choice, infectious disease, mental disorders, neurological disorders or circumstances of employment or situation (see castaway).
Short-term solitude is often valued as a time when one may work, think or rest without being disturbed. It may be desired for the sake of privacy.
A distinction has been made between solitude and loneliness. In this sense, these two words refer, respectively, to the joy and the pain of being alone.
Aloneness; state of being alone or solitary, by oneself.
A lonely or deserted place.
Free from emotional or mental disturbance.
Calm; without motion or sound.
state of being alone, or withdrawn from society; a lonely life; loneliness.
Remoteness from society; destitution of company; seclusion; - said of places; as, the solitude of a wood.
solitary or lonely place; a desert or wilderness.
Quiet; calm; undisturbed; peaceful; not agitated; as, the atmosphere is tranquil; the condition of the country is tranquil.
a state of social isolation
a solitary place
a disposition toward being alone
characterized by absence of emotional agitation;
"calm acceptance of the inevitable"
"remained serene in the midst of turbulence"
"a serene expression on her face"
"she became more tranquil"
"tranquil life in the country"
free from disturbance;
"a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay"
"the quiet waters of a lagoon"
"a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky"
"a smooth channel crossing"
"scarcely a ripple on the still water"