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Word of the Day 02/21/15 Forlorn

Forlorn (adjective)
forlorn [fawr-lawrn]


adjective
1. desolate or dreary; unhappy or miserable, as in feeling, condition, or appearance.
2. lonely and sad; forsaken.
3. expressive of hopelessness; despairing: forlorn glances.
4. bereft; destitute: forlorn of comfort.

Synonyms
1. pitiful, pitiable, helpless, woebegone, comfortless.
2. alone, lost, solitary. See desolate.
4. deprived.

Antonyms
1. happy.
2. accompanied.

Origin: before 1150; Middle English foreloren (past participle of forlesen to lose completely), Old English forloren (past participle of forlēosan); cognate with Old High German firliosan (German verlieren), Gothic fraliusan. See for-, lorn

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