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Definition of "homesickness" []

  • 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. (noun)

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Use "homesickness" in a sentence
  • "And couple that with the history of what they call homesickness, or as I would interpret that, depression, she may be out there contemplating, you know, does she want to go back to school, does she want to pursue this missionary thing."
  • "And yes, definitely the homesickness is stronger in the fall -- at least for me -- partly because my brother has an apple orchard and the season is starting to kick in and I just think wistfully about being able to walk out and pick apples."
  • "And yes, homesickness is universal, no matter where you're from, if you're removed from where you grew up."