- When all of your friends have left and you are feeling sad and alone, this is an example of a time when you would be described as lonesome.
- A remote part of a tiny town with few people around would be an example of a place described as lonesome.
The definition of lonesome is a feeling of being alone and lonely, or a remote place where there are few visitors.
- having or causing a lonely feeling
- unfrequented; desolate
Informal self; own: in such phrases as on (or all by) one's lonesome
- a. Dejected because of a lack of companionship. See Synonyms at alone.b. Producing such dejection: a lonesome hour at the bar.
- Deserted; unfrequented: a lonesome valley.
- Solitary; lone: a lonesome pine.
Self: He ate the meal all by his lonesome.
(comparative more lonesome, superlative most lonesome)
- unhappy due to being alone; lonely
- (informal) oneself alone
From lone +"Ž -some, mid-17th century.