1 pitiable in circumstances especially through abandonment; "desolate and despairing"; "left forlorn" [syn: desolate, godforsaken, lorn]
2 marked by or showing hopelessness; "the last forlorn attempt"; "a forlorn cause"
EtymologyOld English "forloren" past participle of forleosan, to lose completely or to be obliterated to a shell.
- IPA: /fɔəlɚɻn/
- Rhymes: -ɔː(r)n
- past participle of forlese
- (miserable) forsaken
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