- having or causing a lonely feeling
- unfrequented; desolate
- 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.
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.
- Movies like Holocaust, Thorn Birds, Lonesome Dove and V: The Miniseries were some of the most popular but none shined more than 1977's Roots.
- You can play it all by your lonesome, but invite your friends over and see who can get the biggest prize and the most prizes.
- She gets lonesome when Jonathan is gone.
- Some have asked what I got to eat; if I did not feel lonesome; if I was not afraid; and the like.
- No I just thought the house looked lonesome down here, so I came to visit.