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synonyms for lonesome

  • deserted
  • desolate
  • homesick
  • isolated
  • lonely
  • alone
  • cheerless
  • companionless
  • dreary
  • gloomy
  • lone
  • solitary
See also synonyms for: lonesomeness

antonyms for lonesome

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  • populated
  • befriended
  • loved
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How to use lonesome in a sentence

Now that the once-private, lonesome pursuit of long-distance running is an increasingly public exercise, there’s more incentive than ever to chronicle our successes and failures for an expectant readership.
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Here again, the plane was at once a lonesome vessel, the people aboard facing their singular fate, and yet somehow already attached to the larger drama, connected again by cellphones.
SEPT. 11, 2001: AN ORDINARY WORK DAY, THEN SURREAL SCENES OF DREAD AND DEATHDAVID MARANISSSEPTEMBER 10, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The out-and-back trail has parking lots on both ends and isn’t very strenuous—you can take the time to reflect and enjoy a lush hike by your lonesome.
TEN IDEAL HIKES FOR THE SOLO ADVENTURERSYADRONJULY 30, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
In this lonesome environment, they’re expected to plan their post-graduation future.
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But there was nothing in the trough to eat, as yet, and the box seemed quite lonesome, for Squinty was all alone.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
The little comical pig was rather lonesome after Slicko had left him, but he was no longer hungry, thanks to the acorns.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
The sequestered spot, a seat beneath a plane tree, with a lonesome arc-lamp shining full upon it, was occupied.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
I would not like to live in such a lonesome place, and old Rushmere, the only man on the premises of a night.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
But after a while everything seemed still, and Fleetfoot began to feel lonesome.
THE LATER CAVE-MENKATHARINE ELIZABETH DOPP
Miss Hatchard reasoned with her kindly, but to no purpose; she simply repeated: "I guess Mr. Royall's too lonesome."
SUMMEREDITH WHARTON
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