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Definition 1: marked by dejection from being alone - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where lonesome or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • felt sad and lonely
  • the loneliest night of the week
  • lonesome when her husband is away
  • spent a lonesome hour in the bar

Synonyms for lonesome in the sense of this definition

(lonesome is similar to ...) affected or marked by low spirits

"is dejected but trying to look cheerful"

Definition 2: being the only one; single and isolated from others - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where lonesome or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the lone doctor in the entire county
  • a lonesome pine
  • an only child
  • the sole heir
  • the sole example
  • a solitary instance of cowardice
  • a solitary speck in the sky

Synonyms for lonesome in the sense of this definition

(lonesome is similar to ...) existing alone or consisting of one entity or part or aspect or individual

"upon the hill stood a single tower" "had but a single thought which was to escape" "a single survivor" "a single serving" "a single lens" "a single thickness"

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