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’
    • ‘When I've lived in other countries, it's what I've been most homesick for.’
    • ‘I felt homesick for a while, but then, after about four or five days, I started to love it.’
    • ‘However, there were one and two who were a bit homesick for their old schools, but after a few weeks no doubt they will feel completely at home.’
    • ‘It's all made me dreadfully homesick for Costa Rica, and for all my friends.’
    • ‘But she's enjoying the taste of the big wide world even though she still gets homesick for Alice.’
    • ‘I'm not homesick, exactly, although I do miss our little house and the space and privacy it provided.’
    • ‘And then all too soon, you come home and get homesick for the other place that suddenly seems more like home.’
    • ‘Mike's been fortunate enough to head home about three times a year, but he's never really found himself homesick.’
    • ‘My mother didn't want me to go and of course I was homesick, but I was doing what I always wanted to do - playing football.’
    • ‘But one of her children is dreadfully homesick and frequently upset.’
    • ‘Mother became homesick for her family and Dad arranged for her to take me and go to England for a visit in 1915.’
    • ‘For the first two terms there I was very homesick and if anyone said anything cross to me, I'd burst into tears.’
    • ‘Since leaving Delhi almost four years ago, I've grown homesick for the place.’
    • ‘Next month he is going to Canada to try to drum up a bit of investment among homesick Scottish Canadians.’
    • ‘My first night there I, like many campers, missed my parents and became homesick.’
    • ‘Right now I live in a place where there aren't many Native people and I am homesick.’
    • ‘He worked in Hamilton for a year, but was always homesick.’
    • ‘She still gets a bit homesick, but she says she couldn't live in the UK again.’
    • ‘I guess days like this make me a little homesick, especially for Amber.’
    • ‘This isn't to say that I'm homesick or anything (though I probably am, let's be honest).’
    wistful, evocative, longing for the past, pining for the past, yearning for the past, romantic, sentimental, emotional about the past, regretful, dewy-eyed, maudlin
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