Definition of lonesome
- don't be lonesome while we are gone
- the empty house seemed so lonesome
He was lonesome for his family.
The empty house seemed so lonesome.
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: sad from being apart from other people
: causing sad feelings that come from being apart from other people
: not visited by or traveled on by many people
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