Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Dejected because of a lack of companionship. synonym: alone.
  • adjective Producing such dejection.
  • adjective Deserted; unfrequented.
  • adjective Solitary; lone.
  • noun Self.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Drearily solitary; secluded from society; dejected from want of company.
  • Expressing loneliness or dejection.
  • Secluded; unfrequented; lonely.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Secluded from society; not frequented by human beings; solitary.
  • adjective Conscious of, and somewhat depressed by, solitude.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective unhappy due to being alone; lonely
  • noun informal oneself alone

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective marked by dejection from being alone
  • adjective being the only one; single and isolated from others

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From lone +‎ -some, mid-17th century.

Examples

  • 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 Lonesome Dove Series

  • 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.

    Lonesome Dove

  • 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.

    Lonesome Dove

  • 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.

    Lonesome Dove

  • What model revolver did Gus carry in lonesome Dove?

    What model revolver did Gus carry in lonesome Dove?

  • What model revolver did Gus carry in lonesome Dove?

    What model revolver did Gus carry in lonesome Dove?

  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Book Review: "Eighth Grade Bites" by Heather Brewer

  • What model revolver did Gus carry in lonesome Dove? hey everybody im back

    204' for varmits

  • a sea voyage, and a little scouring about in what you call the lonesome places, would do me such good!

    Hide and Seek

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