Definition of lonesome in English:



North american
  • 1Solitary or lonely.

    ‘she felt lonesome and out of things’
    • ‘It was sunset and leading from her back was a solitary shadow, looking more lonesome than ever.’
    • ‘In this way, it's like you're on the trip with me, an invisible friend that makes the journey less lonesome.’
    • ‘We put it down to nerves and the fact that she might be feeling lonesome about being away from her family and her boyfriend for a long time.’
    • ‘When the old woman's health weakened, Gina had offered to spend her solitary days with another lonesome soul, since she really had nothing better to do anyway.’
    • ‘The Russian travels for about six months a year and this solitary pursuit would leave anyone lonesome, explaining the accompaniment of his wife on his travels across the world.’
    • ‘We are lonesome here, and it is difficult for us to remember how much you love us.’
    • ‘The majority of tears that were shed on first day at school day in Kerry on Monday flowed from the eyes of lonesome mums rather than wide-eyed children who were eagerly looking forward to the great new adventure.’
    • ‘My life has always been fairly lonesome, but I don't think I've ever felt more alone than I do at the moment.’
    • ‘It's just regrettable that it seems to be a rather dangerous business being a lonesome, sensitive, guitar-strumming singer-songwriter.’
    • ‘Unless he truly was a stalker, he was just a lonesome new kid, desperate for friends.’
    • ‘That first time away from home I got lonesome and decided to run away with two friends.’
    • ‘His friends are all on vacation, leaving him bored and lonesome.’
    lonely, companionless, unaccompanied, by itself, by oneself, on its own, on one's own, friendless
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    1. 1.1Remote and unfrequented.
      ‘a lonesome, unfriendly place’
      • ‘A lonesome farm house on a hilltop sheds its tarred siding.’
      • ‘Beginning near Dawson City, this lonesome strip of loose gravel stretches 461 miles northeast, ending just shy of the Arctic Ocean in Inuvik, Northwest Territories.’
      • ‘In the bright gleam of a fresh morning the town looked all the more isolated and lonesome.’