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American English: /ˈloʊnsəm/
British English: /ˈləʊns(ə)m/


(especially American English)
  • 1.1lonely
    Example sentences
    • When the old woman's health weakened, Gina had offered to spend her solitary days with another lonesome soul, since she really had nothing better to do anyway.
    • The Russian travels for about six months a year and this solitary pursuit would leave anyone lonesome, explaining the accompaniment of his wife on his travels across the world.
    • It was sunset and leading from her back was a solitary shadow, looking more lonesome than ever.
    1.2all on o by one's lonesome (American English) [colloquial]
    solito y desamparado [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • That is less than the equivalent would cost you for eating the same on your lonesome in Paris or New York.
    • What am I gonna do in a van all on my lonesome, huh?
    • I've lived on my lonesome for abut 5 months now and have realised that there are a number of things which need to be discussed.

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