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nos·tal·gi·a

 (nŏ-stăl′jə, nə-)
n.
1. A bittersweet longing for things, persons, or situations of the past.
2. The condition of being homesick; homesickness.

[Greek nostos, a return home; see nes- in Indo-European roots + -algia.]

nos·tal′gic (-jĭk) adj.
nos·tal′gi·cal·ly adv.
nos·tal′gist n.

nostalgia

(nɒˈstældʒə; -dʒɪə)
n
1. a yearning for the return of past circumstances, events, etc
2. the evocation of this emotion, as in a book, film, etc
3. longing for home or family; homesickness
[C18: New Latin (translation of German Heimweh homesickness), from Greek nostos a return home + -algia]

nos•tal•gia

(nɒˈstæl dʒə, -dʒi ə, nə-)

n.
1. a wistful or sentimental longing for places, things, acquaintances, or conditions belonging to the past.
2. a longing for home; homesickness.
3. something that elicits nostalgia.
[1770–80; < New Latin < Greek nóst(os) a return home + -algia -algia]
nos•tal′gic, adj.
nos•tal′gi•cal•ly, adv.
nos•tal′gist, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nostalgia - longing for something pastnostalgia - longing for something past    
longing, yearning, hungriness - prolonged unfulfilled desire or need
homesickness - a longing to return home

nostalgia

noun reminiscence, longing, regret, pining, yearning, remembrance, homesickness, wistfulness He felt a wave of nostalgia for the life he had left behind him.
Quotations
"Nostalgia isn't what it used to be" [Anon.]
Translations
حَنين إلى الوَطَن
nostalgiesteskteskná touha
nostalgi
haikeuskaihonostalgia
nosztalgia
fortíðarþránostalgíanostalgía, fortíîaròrá
ilgesingasilgesysnostalgijanostalgiškainostalgiškas
ilgasnostalģija
nostalgia
geçmişe özlemnostalji

nostalgia

[nɒsˈtældʒɪə] Nnostalgia f, añoranza f

nostalgia

[nɒˈstældʒə] nnostalgie f
nostalgia for sth → nostalgie de qch

nostalgia

nNostalgie f(for nach); to feel nostalgia for somethingsich nach etw zurücksehnen

nostalgia

[nɒsˈtældʒɪə] nnostalgia

nostalgia

(noˈstӕldʒə) noun
a longing for past times. She felt a great nostalgia for her childhood.
noˈstalgic adjective
noˈstalgically adverb

nos·tal·gi·a

n. nostalgia, tristeza, añoranza.
References in classic literature ?
He fretted, seized with nostalgia that flight only could cure.
Accident has cast them amid certain surroundings, but they have always a nostalgia for a home they know not.
Southern slave owners and their slaves or industrial magnates and their union opponents alike enlisted the power of nostalgia to validate their rival visions of the nation as lost moments awaiting recovery.
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I sometimes wonder: if everything gets worse, isn't nostalgia a genuine sentiment?
The result is a gentle slice of rose-tinted nostalgia whose real home is on the small screen.
NOSTALGIA: Callum Turner Tamsin The result is a gentle slice of rose-tinted nostalgia whose real home is on the small screen.
Nostalgia was in the air (to an even greater degree than was pollen).
The singer and motor racing fanatic will be taking part in the Nostalgia Weekend at the Croft motor racing circuit near Darlington this weekend.
This weekend he will be taking part in the Nostalgia Weekend at the Croft motor racing circuit near Darlington, a venue he used to visit in the 1960s to watch MG racing.
McCourt has made a career of packaging his brand of nostalgia and delivering it with style.