loneliness

(redirected from lonesome)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms, Wikipedia.

loneliness

 [lōn´le-nes]
a sense of dejection because of being alone.
risk for loneliness a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as being at risk for experiencing vague dysphoria.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

loneliness

The anxious, depressed, or dysphoric mood that occurs as a result of physical or psychic isolation.

risk for loneliness

The risk for experiencing discomfort associated with a desire or need for more contact with others.
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners
References in periodicals archive ?
The drama continues in Return to Lonesome Dove featuring Jon Voight, Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr, Reese Witherspoon, Oliver Reed and CSI's William Petersen.
My ECHO review of Lonesome noted: "Martin Shaw had promised us an impression rather than an impersonation of Presley, yet he takes the honours on both counts.
Coral: 8-1 Pasternak, 16-1 Captain Scott, Captain Logan, 20-1 Generous Rosi, For Your Eyes Only, Emplane, Brave Reward, Happy Valentine, Ionian Spring, Khalas, Lonesome Dude, 25-1 bar.
A careful look at Bontemps's work shows the lonesome boy theme appearing over several years and in different forms.
It started with The Lonesome Fire delivering The Beatles' Sgt Pepper.
Haines, who performs around town as Lonesome Randall, started playing in bands in 1966 but is only now releasing his first solo CD, "One Foot in the Country."
@stuheritage: I'd lose the will to live if the whole world called me Lonesome George, too.
Johnny Depp's 'Lone Ranger' may not be so lonesome after all, as the star has been made an honorary member of the Comanche Nation tribe of New Mexico.
AWARD-WINNING western Lonesome Dove bursts on to DVD full of rootin', tootin', shootin' action.
Lonesome Glory's first three starts were on the Flat, and on his fourth outing he won a steeplechase.
We fled the scene leaving big Barry on his lonesome. By all accounts he eventually made it home on Saturday morning.
Somehow Jones is inventive enough to tie in Jim Morrison and the high lonesome harmonies of the Louvin Brothers as the seedy scenes of life's highway unfolds.