loner loner  /ˈloʊ nər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a person who avoids the company or assistance of others

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The big misconception is that I'm a loner.
  2. A lot of the time, the subject was video games; but he was a loner.
  3. Baptist Birch is remembered as a loner with a somewhat overbearing manner.

News

  1. Edward Snowden Didn't Have a BA--Why That's the Future of the Tech Industry

    NSA leaker Edward Snowden's formal education stopped with a GED, a fact that the New York Times ' David Brooks and others have spun into a caricature of him as a loner or outsider. In fact, Snowden's lack of formal credentials made him mainstream, and maybe even the wave of the future. The Brookings Institution reported in a paper titled "The Hidden STEM Economy" that half of the nation's ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

  2. Hero or Bad Boyfriend? Edward Snowden and the Personalization of Public Debate

    Edward Snowden, leaker of the NSA surveillance programs, is a hero. No, he’s a narcissistic criminal. Scratch that, he’s totally a hero. Far from it: he’s an alienated loner, a traitor, a bad boyfriend. But also? A smokin’ hottie! Barely a day after Snowden revealed himself as the source who gave information to the Guardian about phone and Internet data collection, the debate over privacy and ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Tuned In

Quotes

  1. "When I was growing up, I was always much closer to my mother. Dad's a bit of a loner. He was always going off and reading books," Kidman told Britain's The Catholic Herald. "But when I went through ...... what I went through ...... I found...
    on Dec 23, 2007 By: Nicole Kidman Source: NEWS.com.au

  2. Ford is "a loner, he's not a social person at all," Hutton said. "He'd rather wake up and start drinking. ...... I hadn't played a character like that before."
    on Dec 4, 2008 By: Timothy Hutton Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I haven't been this excited about a new record since the '80s," Springfield tells PEOPLE. "I'm a loner in my private life, so the party animal only comes out on stage. That's really my connection to people."
    on Aug 10, 2008 By: Rick Springfield Source: People Magazine

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