LONER の意味、一匹狼

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2009.03.26(Review of 2005.06.16 edition)

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In Japanese, this kind of person is called a “lone wolf,” an expression we have in English as well. There are many reasons why a person may choose not to run with the pack, some of them splendid and noble ... sort of like today's WordMaster!

Today's Lesson
LONER   一匹狼


  • A loner is someone who prefers to do things alone rather than with other people.
  • loner とは、他の人と一緒に行動するよりも、自分一人で何かをすることを好む人、つまり、一匹狼、という意味です。



  1. This is a profession that attracts a lot of loners. People here tend to stay in their cubicles and rarely socialize after work.
  2. I've always been a loner, so I'm not sure I'd make a very good manager. Isn't there a research position open?
  3. He's not really a team player. He's more of a loner. But he certainly gets the job done.

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