lonesomeness


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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lonesomeness - a disposition toward being alone
friendlessness - being without friends
reclusiveness - a disposition to prefer seclusion or isolation
disposition, temperament - your usual mood; "he has a happy disposition"
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Translations
شُعور بالعُزْلَه أو الوِحْدَه
osamělost
ensomhed
einmanaleiki
osamelosť
kimsesizlikyalnızlık

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
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
Such revenge doth mine abundance think of: such mischief welleth out of my lonesomeness.
I'd die of lonesomeness. I like to be where I know every stack and tree, and where all the ground is friendly.
"It's a curious kind of lonesomeness; but, all right, I will."
I thought that hinted at lonesomeness. The idea was correct.
"I don't doubt it," rejoined the man; "but--I think I prefer the lonesomeness."
Wake up by and by, and look to see what done it, and maybe see a steamboat coughing along up-stream, so far off towards the other side you couldn't tell nothing about her only whether she was a stern-wheel or side-wheel; then for about an hour there wouldn't be nothing to hear nor nothing to see -- just solid lonesomeness. Next you'd see a raft sliding by, away off yonder, and maybe a galoot on it chopping, because they're most always doing it on a raft; you'd see the axe flash and come down -- you don't hear nothing; you see that axe go up again, and by the time it's above the man's head then you hear the K'CHUNK!
For I know what to think when a young girl shivers by a warm hearth, and complains of lonesomeness at her mother's side.
The sun was rising in all its splendid beauty; but the light only served to show the boy his own lonesomeness and desolation, as he sat, with bleeding feet and covered with dust, upon a door-step.
We had brief intervals of grim stillness, interrupted with piteous regularity by the clash made by the falling of an iron-clad; and this sort of thing was going on, right along, and was very creepy there in the dark and lonesomeness.
Now that is a good idea; and a good idea, in this language, is necessarily conspicuous from its lonesomeness. I consider this capitalizing of nouns a good idea, because by reason of it you are almost always able to tell a noun the minute you see it.
The fortress' beauty lies in its lonesomeness, and you can approach it on a camel-back at a leisurely pace.
Look how the evening moon soars overhead, She's like a ship climbing the reddening sky, How beautiful, but then again how strange, She sings the lonesomeness of you and I.