Homesickness
Homesick Home"sick`, a. Pining for home; in a nostalgic condition. -- {Home"sick`ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • Homesickness — (or in some cases, Nostalgia), is the distress or impairment caused by an actual or anticipated separation from the specific home environment or attachment objects. Feelings of longing are often accompanied by anxiety and depression. These… …   Wikipedia

  • homesickness — 1756, translating Ger. heimweh, from Heim home + Weh woe, pain; the compound is from Swiss dialect, expressing the longing for the mountains. The word was introduced to other European languages 17c. by Swiss mercenaries …   Etymology dictionary

  • homesickness — See nostalgia. See nostalgia, homesickness …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • homesickness — noun see homesick …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • homesickness — See homesick. * * * …   Universalium

  • homesickness — noun The characteristic of being homesick; a strong, sad feeling of missing ones home (and often left behind loved ones, such as family and friends) when physically away …   Wiktionary

  • homesickness — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. nostalgia, rootlessness, longing, alienation, isolation, unhappiness, yearning for home; see also loneliness …   English dictionary for students

  • homesickness — n. despondency caused by a longing for home and family …   English contemporary dictionary

  • homesickness — n. 1. Longing for home, pining for friends and kindred. 2. (Med.) Nostalgia, sickness from loss of home and kindred …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • homesickness — home·sick·ness …   English syllables

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