When you're lonesome, you feel sad about being by yourself, and you miss the company of other people. It's entirely possible to feel lonesome even when you're in a crowd.

Living alone on an island might sound appealing sometimes, but it would probably be pretty lonesome in reality. Good elementary school teachers pay attention to which kids look a little lonesome during recess, especially at the beginning of the school year, and match them up with a pal. Lonesome means "lonely," although it's uncommon outside of the US.

Definitions of lonesome
  1. adjective
    marked by dejection from being alone
    lonesome when her husband is away”
    synonyms: lonely
    affected or marked by low spirits
  2. adjective
    being the only one; single and isolated from others
    “a lonesome pine”
    synonyms: lone, only, sole, solitary
    existing alone or consisting of one entity or part or aspect or individual
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