Wanderlust

December 11, 2022

Wanderlust / noun / wan·der·lust

Wanderlust is a powerful desire to wander or travel. It may manifest as an irresistible urge to explore new environments, meet new people, and experience new things. Most often, the word wanderlust has a positive connotation in English.

In a Sentence

I can't believe I'm finally going on my first vacation in years since wanderlust has been itching at me for months now.

After months of planning, our wanderlust got the best of us, and my sister, my best friend, and I set off on our own exciting out-of-town adventure.

We were both so excited to explore new places and make new friends, but soon enough, we realized how much wanderlust we each had.

Etymology

According to historians, the Oxford English Dictionary traces the first use of the term "wanderlust" to 1593 in an unpublished work by Thomas Nashe. They believe wanderlust originated in German as wandern. English speakers have used the word wanderlust since at least the late 1500s to describe an innate sense of adventure and wonder.

Synonyms

Adventure, Curiosity

Antonyms

Homesickness, Satisfied

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