Lonesome meaning

lōnsəm
The definition of lonesome is a feeling of being alone and lonely, or a remote place where there are few visitors.

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.

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Solitary; lone.

A lonesome pine.

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Deserted; unfrequented.

A lonesome valley.

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Self.

He ate the meal all by his lonesome.

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Having or causing a lonely feeling.
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Unfrequented; desolate.
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Self; own.
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Unhappy due to being alone; lonely.
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(informal) Oneself alone.
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Origin of lonesome

  • From lone +"Ž -some, mid-17th century.

    From Wiktionary