What's the difference between lonely, alone and on my own?
Oct 9, 2012 12:26 AM
Answers · 4
Lonely: Sad because one has no friends or company. alone: Having no one else present; on one's own. On my own: Refers to when someone lives by themselves. Or does something by themselves.
October 9, 2012
agree with the first answer! lonely is always a feeling. alone and on my own are states of being. however, if you're feeling lonely, you can also say you feel "all alone" or "so alone". Its like saying no one else understands what you're going through. :]
October 9, 2012
When you say that you are "alone" what you are implying is that there is no other person with you. For example, right now I am sitting all alone at my computer desk and typing away — there is no one else in the room. I am neither happy nor sad about it; as far as I am concerned, the fact that there is no one around is neither good nor bad. The word "lonely" on the other hand, refers to the state of the mind of an individual. It suggests that the person is sad, feels unwanted, and is longing for companionship. The degree of sadness that the individual feels may vary. When one sits in a crowded room, one is not "alone", but one can still feel "lonely" because loneliness has nothing to do with physical proximity with other people. When one is "alone", one needn't feel lonely. Some people prefer to be alone. On my own refers to when somebody lives by themselves without any help.
October 9, 2012
Thanks everybody for their answers. I understand everything. :D
October 9, 2012
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