Definition of Homesickness

1. Noun. A longing to return home.

Generic synonyms: Nostalgia
Derivative terms: Homesick



Definition of Homesickness

1. Noun. The characteristic of being homesick; a strong, sad feeling of missing one's home (and often left-behind loved ones, such as family and friends) when physically away. ¹

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Definition of Homesickness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Homesickness

homerless
homeroom
homerooms
homers
homes
homes for the aged
homeschool
homeschooled
homeschooler
homeschoolers
homeschooling
homeschools
homeshoring
homesick
homesickly
homesickness (current term)
homesicknesses
homesite
homesites
homesitter
homesitters
homesitting
homeslice
homeslices
homesourcing
homespun
homespun(p)
homespun fabric
homespuns
homestall

Literary usage of Homesickness

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1. Our Wild Indians: Thirty-three Years Personal Experience Among the Red Men by Richard Irving Dodge (1884)
"homesickness — Driven from Pillar to Post —Fate of the Pawnees — Frightful Mortality ... I believe that homesickness is the foundation of this ill effect, ..."

2. A Winter Swallow: With Other Verse by Edith Mathilda Thomas (1896)
"Such homesickness besets me on the sea, When I my Mother Earth have left behind, So one in one with her, my loves are twined: Such homesickness within my ..."

3. Seven Ages of Childhood by Ella Lyman Cabot (1921)
"CHAPTER XII ESCAPE AND homesickness I HAVE phrased adolescence again and again in terms of paradox. Once more I am drawn back to the same word as I think of ..."

4. Hawthorne and His Circle by Julian Hawthorne (1903)
"XIII Old-homesickness—The Ideal and the Real—A beautiful but perilous woman with a past—The Garden of Eden a Montreal ice-palace—Confused mountain of family ..."

5. The World's Wit and Humor: An Encyclopedia of the Classic Wit and Humor of by Lionel Strachey (1912)
"Cure for homesickness SHE wrote to her daddy in Portland, Maine, from out in Denver, Col., And she wrote, alas! despondently that life had commenced to pall ..."

6. Our Wild Indians: Thirty-three Years Personal Experience Among the Red Men by Richard Irving Dodge (1882)
"homesickness — Driven from Pillar to Post — Fate of the Pawnees — Frightful Mortality ... I believe that homesickness is the foundation of this ill effect, ..."

7. The Comic History of the United States: From a Period Prior to the Discovery by John D. Sherwood (1870)
"homesickness of Agricultural Lads. — What befell Lee at a Tavern. — Washington crosses the Delaware and drops Christinas Presents into German Stocking; ..."

8. The Indian Sign Language: With Brief Explanatory Notes of the Gestures by William Philo Clark (1884)
"homesickness. Make sign for HEART and for LOOK, the right hand in LOOK held close to heart, and fingers pointing in direction of home. ..."

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