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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.
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"
شُعور بالعُزْلَه أو الوِحْدَه


(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
References in classic literature ?
Such revenge doth mine abundance think of: such mischief welleth out of my lonesomeness.
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.
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.
Watching yearly staples like Slapshock, Saydie and Chico Sci and newly-heard ones like IV of Spades and Bonifacio Republic that night, one thing was certain: Amid the foreign R and B and pop acts that dominate today's music scene, OPM is still alive and well, still appreciated and shared, still a coveted companion in moments both of lonesomeness and celebratory.
My lonesomeness augments by a cascading weir And someone somewhere just behind says with a yawn, "When someone's ready their final guide will appear, Yet to the utmost closed-off sceptic ever born.
These kinds of shows entertain me (the word entertain originally meant to "travel behind the mirror"), and make me forget the lonesomeness that accompanies much of my life.
A bright moon baring the heart, the heart bearing itself with modesty, waiting for lonesomeness to dilute in isolated stars.