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Language: Old English
Origin: , past participle of forleosan 'to lose'


1 seeming lonely and unhappy:
a forlorn figure sitting all by herself
Ana sat with a bowed head and spoke in a forlorn voice.
2 a place that is forlorn seems empty and sad, and is often in bad condition:
The house looked old and forlorn.
3 [only before noun] a forlorn hope, attempt, or struggle etc is not going to be successful:
the forlorn hope of finding a peace formula
forlornly adverb

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