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Syllabification: home·sick
Pronunciation: /ˈhōmˌsik

Definition of homesick in English:


Experiencing a longing for one’s home during a period of absence from it: he was homesick for America after five weeks in Europe
More example sentences
  • I felt homesick for a while, but then, after about four or five days, I started to love it.
  • He worked in Hamilton for a year, but was always homesick.
  • Mike's been fortunate enough to head home about three times a year, but he's never really found himself homesick.
longing to be home, longing for home, yearning for home, (feeling) nostalgic, pining;
(feeling) estranged, (feeling) alienated;
lonely, unhappy, sad



Example sentences
  • I'm trying to figure out if it's homesickness, nostalgia or if I'm mourning for something important.
  • Still, Indian students might experience the occasional bout of homesickness and face challenges from the weather and the food.
  • What I was experiencing was a wave of homesickness.

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