Wanderlust is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of wanderlust, followed by 41 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - very strong or irresistible impulse to travel
EXAMPLES - Wanderlust in a Sentence
- "That's for people with wanderlust, not you dear." (source)
- The practice hasn't cured Mr. Magness's wanderlust. (source)
- That's not enough for some folks 'wanderlust, though. (source)
- They now live in Washington but haven't lost their wanderlust. (source)
- SS: I feel like the term "wanderlust" kind of encompasses my life. (source)
- It is wanderlust that brought the designer, Elizabeth Kiester, to Cambodia. (source)
- I was experiencing the worst kind of wanderlust imaginable and finally succumbed. (source)
- The human urge to settle, to make a home, contended always with American wanderlust. (source)
- After two years, in 1992, he got the age-old artist's wanderlust and decided to live in Greece. (source)
- Her inspiration for the wanderlust is a string of beads called japa malas which contain 108 beads. (source)
- He seems settled and happy as a father, husband and teammate, his wanderlust appearing dormant for now. (source)
- The outback sales pitch was perfectly aimed at concrete-trapped-parents-like-me who once had wanderlust. (source)
- She thought an extensive bout of construction would keep the wanderlust from affecting the village youths. (source)
- I've sacrificed stability for freedom and wanderlust, made mistakes, been scared, taken all kinds of crazy risks. (source)
- I felt that the "wanderlust" for me was just about this desire to get back out and play and be in front of audiences. (source)
- I've gotten the crazy idea into my head to do 100% travel, if only to get the whole "wanderlust" thing out of my head. (source)
- I love Richard for his boldness, for the wanderlust we both share, but it's the silent, seemingly ordinary Blanche I'm drawn to. (source)
- The second hasn't played to his strengths but has instead revealed his penchant for -- let's be charitable -- political wanderlust. (source)
- But I can barely be in our apartment for more than 30 minutes before my wanderlust is gnawing at me again to get myself back outside. (source)
- Clarissa never understood his wanderlust, was more the sort of hotel-with-a-beach kind of girl, whereas he wanted to trek the Himalayas. (source)
- Mixing the spices, marinating the meat and watching over the pot as it slowly simmers satisfy both our palates as well as our wanderlust. (source)
- It appears the presidential wanderlust that has taken Obama out of town just about every week for months might abate for at least a little while. (source)
- Obama's travels are not a sign of his "wanderlust," said Jeffrey Bader, senior director for East Asian affairs with the National Security Council. (source)
- When you spend your childhood zig-zagging the U.S. on road trips with your free-spirited parents, a little flower-child wanderlust is bound to rub off. (source)
- You have a thing for guilt, Paige When you were little, you blamed yourself for your parents 'wanderlust, but it wasn't right then, and it's not right now. (source)
- Those allocations won't change until after the 2020 census, even if the economy and immigration quickly pick up steam and Americans resume their wanderlust. (source)
- We all have our reasons for traveling - wanderlust, the love of a culture, the desire to leave it all behind, the need to forget, or the need to meet new people. (source)
- This kind of regulatory wanderlust is all too typical of the modern SEC, which was once known as a cautious regulator but now looks for ever more financial land to grab. (source)
- And I would agree that now is a better time to be experiencing "wanderlust" than, say, when I have a wife, mortgage, and a couple little kids or something along those lines. (source)
- Our senior foreign policy people can fly unceasingly in swarms to Baghdad, to Kabul, to Islamabad or to wherever without their wanderlust changing the harsh realities one iota. (source)
- The Will Holladay I had known was full of fire and wanderlust, and he'd blown into town after a 24-hour stretch on his bike speeding past the red rocks of Wyoming, the Colorado Rockies, and the Flint Hills. (source)
- In the past year there have been so many things that have popped up both wonderful as well as traumatic (i.e. Haitian Earthquake) that have opened up so many doors to folks who suffer from chronic wanderlust. (source)
- I have six cousins in Sweden, and only one of them shows any signs of the kind of wanderlust that drove my grandfather, father, and me to all toss aside our Swedish roots and replant ourselves on American soil. (source)
- As I have posted before from the days of H. habilis (and some would argue afarensis) 'wanderlust' is built into our genes and thus we have spread not only into every habitable niche but the uninhabitable ones too. (source)
- Not only was John Bonham an inventive and powerful drummer, but his interplay with Mr. Page's guitar lines is as responsible for the band's singularity as its musical wanderlust and Mr. Plant's bluesy, helium-like vocals. (source)
- Wanderlust Glengarriff ( www.wanderlust.ie ) offers tours throughout Bantry Bay and West Cork, while Sheep's Head Way ( www.thesheepshead.com ) is a voluntary committee that runs walks and activities on Sheep's Head Peninsula. (source)
- With 74 pristine islands nestled within the largest coral reef in the world, Yvonne Yorke explores the destination which first inspired her wanderlust, and stays at a luxury resort which has set the standard for all others in Australia. (source)
- Drifing around on my skin, a vessel made for only wanderlust. you crashed onto my skin, like raindrops onto red soil, worthless drudgery to mold me to your demanding hand. fearsome you, blanketed in incoherent shapes of the paths set down (source)
- Travelers with a combination of wanderlust, curiosity, time and money have a burgeoning number of options from which to choose, as more nonprofit groups, tour operators and colleges scramble to sate the growing demand for educational travel. (source)
- Having the brain of a backward hen, it had taken her until middle age to discover the delights of luxurious globe-trotting, and since by then old Morrison's ill-gotten pile had swollen prodigiously, she was able to indulge her wanderlust to the full. (source)
- In the just under 100 pages of "The Accidental Indies," Robert Finley uses the tools of poetry to describe Columbus's trip westward -- perhaps the most familiar of all journeys of discovery -- and thereby cracks open the nature of wanderlust and destiny. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 41 example sentences provided below is 59.0, which suggests that "wanderlust" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 35 synonyms for wanderlust.
biking, commutation, cruising, drive, driving, excursion, expedition, flying, globe-trotting, hop, junket, movement, navigation, overnight, passage, peregrination, ramble, ride, riding, sailing, seafaring, sightseeing, swing, tour, touring, transit, trek, trekking, trip, voyage, voyaging, walk, wandering, wayfaring, weekend
We have 0 antonyms for wanderlust.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of wanderlust from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) A very strong or irresistible impulse to travel.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A strong impulse or longing to travel
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) A natural impulse to change of place; a craze for travel.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) very strong or irresistible impulse to travel