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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.
This essay argues that Lily's displacement and transition from home to home can be understood in a new frame by examining and comparing the different ways that the narrator articulates Lily's nostalgia, or more precisely, her nostalgias.
La nostalgia posmoderna se distingue de otros fenomenos pasados de anoranza (cada epoca ha creado sus propias nostalgias) por generarse plenamente desde una conciencia urbana que deriva de una realidad social y economica en donde el campo, con sus particulares formas de produccion y con su cultura propia, ha perdido casi por completo todo poder de influencia real sobre la sociedad.
La estupenda narracion de Parra envuelve al lector en una historia que ilumina las diversas nostalgias de la sombra.
Novel Nostalgias: The Aesthetics of Antagonism in Nineteenth-Century U.S.
Enquanto os detalhes e sabores diferem, a gramatica das nostalgias romanticas e bastante similar em todo o mundo.
This Introduction begins that interrogation firstly by rejecting the commonplace assumption of nostalgia's transhistorical nature and, secondly, by positing that the nostalgias which are offered in contemporary scholarship cannot fully account for premodern nostalgia.
Synopsis: "Novel Nostalgias: The Aesthetics of Antagonism in Nineteenth-Century U.S.
In the nineteenth century, nostalgia appeared in both culture in general and in politics.
discuss nostalgia, in order to problematise the general concept and its