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nostalgic

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

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Origin of nostalgic

OTHER WORDS FROM nostalgic

nos·tal·gi·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for nostalgic

nostalgic
/ (nɒˈstældʒɪk) /

adjective
of or characterized by nostalgia
noun
a person who indulges in nostalgia
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