- experiencing or exhibiting nostalgia, a sentimental or wistful yearning for the happiness felt in a former place, time, or situation.
Origin of nostalgic
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Examples from the Web for nostalgically
Murray nostalgically regrets the lost America of his 1950s Midwestern boyhood.Is the White Working Class Coming Apart?
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The squeak of hinges and the jingling came through, clear and nostalgically.The Planet Strappers
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- of or characterized by nostalgia
- a person who indulges in nostalgia
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Word Origin and History for nostalgically
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