lonesome

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lone·some

 (lōn′səm)
adj.
1.
a. Dejected because of a lack of companionship. See Synonyms at alone.
b. Producing such dejection: a lonesome hour at the bar.
2. Deserted; unfrequented: a lonesome valley.
3. Solitary; lone: a lonesome pine.
n. Informal
Self: He ate the meal all by his lonesome.

lone′some·ly adv.
lone′some·ness n.

lonesome

(ˈləʊnsəm)
adj
chiefly US and Canadian another word for lonely
n
on one's lonesome US by one's lonesome informal on one's own
ˈlonesomely adv
ˈlonesomeness n

lone•some

(ˈloʊn səm)

adj.
1. depressed or sad because of the lack of friends or companionship; lonely.
2. attended with or causing such a feeling: a lonesome evening at home.
3. lonely in situation; remote, desolate, or isolated.
n.
4. on or by one's lonesome,Informal. alone.
Idiom.
[1640–50]
lone′some•ly, adv.
lone′some•ness, n.
lonely, lonesome, forlorn, desolate - Lonely adds to solitary a suggestion of longing for companionship, while lonesome heightens the suggestion of sadness; forlorn and desolate are even more isolated and sad.
See also related terms for suggestion.

lonely

lonesome
1. 'lonely'

In British English, someone who is lonely is unhappy because they are alone.

Since he left India he had been lonely and homesick.
2. 'lonesome'

American speakers sometimes say lonesome, not 'lonely'.

I bet you told her how lonesome you were.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lonesome - being the only one; single and isolated from others; "the lone doctor in the entire county"; "a lonesome pine"; "an only child"; "the sole heir"; "the sole example"; "a solitary instance of cowardice"; "a solitary speck in the sky"
single - existing alone or consisting of one entity or part or aspect or individual; "upon the hill stood a single tower"; "had but a single thought which was to escape"; "a single survivor"; "a single serving"; "a single lens"; "a single thickness"
2.lonesome - marked by dejection from being alone; "felt sad and lonely"; "the loneliest night of the week"; "lonesome when her husband is away"; "spent a lonesome hour in the bar"
dejected - affected or marked by low spirits; "is dejected but trying to look cheerful"

lonesome

adjective (Chiefly U.S. & Canad.) lonely, deserted, isolated, lone, gloomy, dreary, desolate, forlorn, friendless, cheerless, companionless I've grown so lonesome, thinking of you.

lonesome

adjective
1. Dejected due to the awareness of being alone:
2. Lacking the company of others:
4. Far from centers of human population:
Translations
وَحِيْدٌوَحيد، مُنْعَزِل
osamělýosamocený
ensomalene
yksinäinen
usamljen
einmana
孤独の
외로운
osamljen
ensam
เดียวดาย
cô đơn

lonesome

[ˈləʊnsəm] (esp US) ADJ [person] → solo; [place] (= isolated) → aislado, solitario
to be/feel lonesomesentirse solo

lonesome

[ˈləʊnsəm] adj
to feel lonesome → se sentir seul(e)

lonesome

adj (esp US) → einsam

lonesome

[ˈləʊnsəm] adj (esp Am) → solo/a

lone

(ləun) adjective
solitary, without companions, by itself etc. a lone figure on the beach.
ˈlonely adjective
1. lacking or wanting companionship. Aren't you lonely, living by yourself?
2. (of a place) far away from busy places, having few people. a lonely island.
ˈloneliness noun
ˈlonesome adjective
(especially American) lonely; solitary. She feels lonesome when her brothers are at school.
ˈlonesomeness noun

lonesome

وَحِيْدٌ osamělý ensom einsam μοναχικός solitario yksinäinen solitaire usamljen solitario 孤独の 외로운 verlaten ensom osamotniony одинокий ensam เดียวดาย yalnız cô đơn 寂寞的
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These temporary apprehensions, so vague but so awful, derived a wondrous potency from the contrasting serenity of the weather, in which, beneath all its blue blandness, some thought there lurked a devilish charm, as for days and days we voyaged along, through seas so wearily, lonesomely mild, that all space, in repugnance to our vengeful errand, seemed vacating itself of life before our urn-like prow.
She seemed wrapped in a reverie in which Diana felt lonesomely that she had neither lot nor part.
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