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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.
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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]
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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.
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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
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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.]
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Translations
حَنين إلى الوَطَن
nostalgiesteskteskná touha
nostalgi
haikeuskaihonostalgia
nosztalgia
fortíðarþránostalgíanostalgía, fortíîaròrá
ilgesingasilgesysnostalgijanostalgiškainostalgiškas
ilgasnostalģija
nostalgia
geçmişe özlemnostalji

nostalgia

[nɒsˈtældʒɪə] Nnostalgia f, añoranza f
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nostalgia

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

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

[nɒsˈtældʒɪə] nnostalgia
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nostalgia

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

n. nostalgia, tristeza, añoranza.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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