Definition of loner in English:

loner

noun

  • A person that prefers not to associate with others.

    ‘my interest in birdwatching had made me a bit of a loner’
    ‘all tigers are loners, so a tigress with cubs is on her own’
    • ‘She knew Lowe as a man who was a ‘bit slow’ and a loner who had no friends.’
    • ‘They are loners and individualists who reject activism.’
    • ‘Some of them are loners, but the loners usually keep to themselves, and many don't like to roam the streets at all.’
    • ‘The most effective change insurgents aren't loners, mavericks, or revolutionaries.’
    • ‘I've always been a bit of a loner, and am not quite sure how to connect with others, even now.’
    • ‘These positive findings challenge the conventional view of gamers as introverted loners.’
    • ‘I could see she had me down as a bit of a loner, even by her standards.’
    • ‘Critics say it's an invitation to loners and terrorists.’
    • ‘They're the classic loners that we see in society.’
    • ‘The Net is turning people into loners who prefer a computer interface rather than the warmth of a smile from fellow human beings.’
    • ‘They are usually solitary loners that look completely ordinary.’
    • ‘Do they travel in packs or prefer to be loners?’
    • ‘Tyler, though, drifted into a group of loners and misfits who, if they had social events, did so beyond the school's compass.’
    • ‘Writers are, of necessity, loners in their working methods: the activity is essentially a solitary pursuit, demanding periods of isolation.’
    • ‘Her bubbly good will rises to the surface, however, and she's anything but an introverted loner.’
    • ‘I suppose it can be a lonely life but we're all loners and mavericks to some extent and I am happy by myself.’
    • ‘I think he's a bit of a loner, and I think at the moment he has things exactly as he wishes.’
    • ‘Students with Asperger syndrome frequently say they are the last to get picked for games and are seen as loners, making them more isolated and susceptible to bullying.’
    • ‘In contrast, users who like to stay at home or be alone do not preferentially associate with other loners.’
    • ‘Although we were not exactly loners among the wealthy children, we more often preferred the close company of our group.’
    recluse, introvert, lone wolf, hermit, solitary, misanthrope, outsider
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Pronunciation

loner

/ˈləʊnə/