Lone·some a. [Compar. Lonesomer superl. Lonesomest.]
1. Secluded from society; not frequented by human beings; solitary.
Like one that on a lonesome road
Doth walk in fear and dread. --Coleridge.
2. Conscious of, and somewhat depressed by, solitude; as, to feel lonesome.
-- Lone*some*ly, adv. -- Lone*some*ness, n.
adj 1: being the only one; single and isolated from others; "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" [syn: lone(a), lonesome(a), only(a),
2: marked by dejection from being alone; "felt sad and lonely";
"the loneliest night of the week"; "lonesome when her
husband is away"; "spent a lonesome hour in the bar" [syn: