Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A depressed state of mind in persons away from home; nostalgia.

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  • 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.

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  • noun a longing to return home

Etymologies

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Germanic: from home + sickness (from sick + -ness)

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