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 (nŏ-stăl′jə, nə-)
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.


in a way that is characterized by nostalgia
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Adv.1.nostalgically - in a nostalgic manner; "they spent an hour together, talking nostalgically as they wandered slowly down the coast road"
بِحَنِنِيَّةٍ إلى الوَطَن
á nostalgískan/angurværan hátt


[nɒˈstældʒɪkəli] adv [look back] → avec nostalgie


advnostalgisch; (= wistfully)wehmütig; they look back nostalgically to the warsie blicken mit Nostalgie auf den Krieg zurück


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