Definition of lonesome in English:


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mainly North American
  • 1Solitary or lonely.

    • ‘she felt lonesome and out of things’
    lonely, companionless, unaccompanied, by itself, by oneself, on its own, on one's own, alone, all alone, friendless
  • 2Remote and unfrequented.

    • ‘a lonesome, unfriendly place’
    isolated, out of the way, outlying, off the beaten track, secluded, in the depths of …, hard to find, lonely, in the back of beyond, in the hinterlands, off the map, in the middle of nowhere, godforsaken, obscure, inaccessible, cut-off, unreachable



/ˈlōnsəm/ /ˈloʊnsəm/


    by one's lonesome
    • All alone.

      • ‘I'll be by my lonesome all night’
      • ‘That is less than the equivalent would cost you for eating the same on your lonesome in Paris or New York.’
      • ‘What am I gonna do in a van all on my lonesome, huh?’
      • ‘I've lived on my lonesome for abut 5 months now and have realised that there are a number of things which need to be discussed.’
      • ‘Cynthia had dwelled alone in her home, forlorn on her lonesome, with only Julian to keep her company.’
      • ‘We had to figure out what it was all on our lonesome.’
      • ‘Just imagine, I have succeeded in getting my first ever belt for kick-boxing all on my lonesome and I have to say I'm delighted.’
      • ‘In fact, I have to confess that I came to miss the latter just a tad, living on my lonesome with only one other neighbor on the floor.’
      • ‘The last time I ventured into the city on my lonesome, I ran into my old friend and ex-colleague Mick.’
      • ‘I got in some extra training for Kilimanjaro last week and tackled the Bangor Trail all on my lonesome.’
      • ‘It's enough to repel a girl, all by its lonesome.’