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Definition of "lonesome" []

  • Dejected because of a lack of companionship. See Synonyms at alone. (adjective)
  • Producing such dejection: a lonesome hour at the bar. (adjective)
  • Deserted; unfrequented: a lonesome valley. (adjective)
  • Solitary; lone: a lonesome pine. (adjective)
  • Informal Self: He ate the meal all by his lonesome. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lonesome" in a sentence
  • "Though he talked constantly while he was with the crew, he often developed what he called lonesome feelings and disappeared for ten days at a time."
  • "The cover of this book, all by it's lonesome, is enough to give you an idea of how meloncholy and misunderstood Vlad is through this story."
  • "What model revolver did Gus carry in lonesome Dove? hey everybody im back"