Meaning of ISOLATED in English


adj. 25B6; adjective

isolated communities : REMOTE, out of the way, outlying, off the beaten track, secluded, lonely, in the back of beyond, godforsaken, inaccessible, cut-off; N. Amer. in the backwoods, lonesome; Austral./NZ in the backblocks, in the booay; informal in the middle of nowhere, in the sticks; N. Amer. informal jerkwater, in the tall timbers; Austral./NZ informal Barcoo, beyond the black stump; archaic unapproachable.

he lived a very isolated existence : SOLITARY, lonely, companionless, friendless; secluded, cloistered, segregated, unsociable, reclusive, hermitic; N. Amer. lonesome.

an isolated incident : UNIQUE, lone, solitary; unusual, uncommon, exceptional, anomalous, abnormal, untypical, freak; informal one-off.

accessible, sociable, common.

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