nostalgic

[no-stal-jik nuh‐]

adjective

experiencing or exhibiting nostalgia, a sentimental or wistful yearning for the happiness felt in a former place, time, or situation.

Nearby words

  1. nosophobia,
  2. nosopoietic,
  3. nosopsyllus,
  4. nosotaxy,
  5. nostalgia,
  6. nostalgist,
  7. nostalgy,
  8. nostoc,
  9. nostologic,
  10. nostology

Origin of nostalgic


Related formsnos·tal·gi·cal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for nostalgic

nostalgic

adjective

of or characterized by nostalgia

noun

a person who indulges in nostalgia
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Word Origin and History for nostalgic

nostalgic

adj.

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

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