lonesome

[lohn-suhm]
adjective
1.
depressed or sad because of the lack of friends, companionship, etc.; lonely: to feel lonesome.
2.
attended with or causing such a state or feeling: a lonesome evening at home.
3.
lonely or deserted in situation; remote, desolate, or isolated: a lonesome road.
Idioms
4.
on/by one's lonesome, Informal. alone: She went walking by her lonesome. Also, Scot., by one's lane.

Origin:
1640–50; lone + -some1

lonesomely, adverb
lonesomeness, noun


1. See alone.
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lonesome (ˈləʊnsəm)
 
adj
1.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) another word for lonely
 
n
2.  informal on one's lonesome, by one's lonesome on one's own
 
'lonesomely
 
adv
 
'lonesomeness
 
n

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lonesome
1640s, from lone + -some.
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Example sentences
It really helps me to feel less lonely, particularly in the lonesome evening
  when the day's activities have ended.
The ringed gas giant sits by its lonesome in the evening sky, shining brightly
  high above the southern horizon.
If you're going to walk a long, lonesome highway, be sure you've chosen it for
  yourself.
The collection runs hot to cold, ardent red to lonesome blue-it soothes and
  abrades.
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