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lonesome

[ lohn-suhm ]
/ ˈloʊn səm /
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adjective
depressed or sad because of the lack of friends, companionship, etc.; lonely: to feel lonesome.
attended with or causing such a state or feeling: a lonesome evening at home.
lonely or deserted in situation; remote, desolate, or isolated: a lonesome road.
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Idioms about lonesome

    on / by one's lonesome, Informal. alone: She went walking by her lonesome.Also Scot., by one's lane.

Origin of lonesome

First recorded in 1640–50; lone + -some1

synonym study for lonesome

1. See alone.

OTHER WORDS FROM lonesome

lone·some·ly, adverblone·some·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lonesome

lonesome
/ (ˈləʊnsəm) /

adjective
mainly US and Canadian another word for lonely
noun
on one's lonesome or US by one's lonesome informal on one's own

Derived forms of lonesome

lonesomely, adverblonesomeness, noun
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