Meaning of “lonesome” in the English Dictionary

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lonesomeadjective

us /ˈloʊn·səm/

(of someone) feeling sad because you are alone or are apart from someone, or (of something) causing this feeling:

She was feeling lonesome for her family.
the lonesome whistle of a distant train

(Definition of “lonesome” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)