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nostalgic

[no-stal-jik nuh‐]
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adjective
  1. experiencing or exhibiting nostalgia, a sentimental or wistful yearning for the happiness felt in a former place, time, or situation.

Origin of nostalgic

Related formsnos·tal·gi·cal·ly, adverb
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  • The squeak of hinges and the jingling came through, clear and nostalgically.

    The Planet Strappers

    Raymond Zinke Gallun


British Dictionary definitions for nostalgically

nostalgic

adjective
  1. of or characterized by nostalgia
noun
  1. a person who indulges in nostalgia
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Word Origin and History for nostalgically

nostalgic

adj.

1806, from nostalgia + -ic. Related: Nostalgically.

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