lonesome

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EtymologyEdit

From lone +‎ -some, mid-17th century.

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lonesome (comparative more lonesome, superlative most lonesome)

  1. Unhappy due to being alone; lonely.
    • 1887, H. Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure[1]:
      'Where'er the sun shakes out his spears, and the lonesome waters mirror up the moon, where'er storms roll [...] there shall thy power pass and thy dominion find a home.'

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NounEdit

lonesome (plural lonesomes)

  1. (informal) Oneself alone.
    I sat and watched the cars pass all by my lonesome.

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