- 1A sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past: I was overcome with acute nostalgia for my days at universityMore example sentences
- The days of the Empire were by then long gone, but not so the English romance with faraway places or its nostalgia for the past.
- Along with the concept, there was this nagging feeling of nostalgia for the past.
- There is no nostalgia with regard to past connections with the states from the Warsaw Pact.
- 1.1Something done or presented in order to evoke feelings of nostalgia: an evening of TV nostalgiaMore example sentences
- Every family of the street had a member present and nostalgia was the theme.
- Showband nostalgia was much to the fore at Club 3 in Roscommon last Friday night week.
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- While nostalgists browse through the museum's remarkable collection of cricketing memorabilia, kids can play interactive cricket on computer screens in a children's room.
- Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the snobs at the barricades are the nostalgists for Old New York.
- They are not anti-imperialists so much as nostalgists for imperialism.
late 18th century (in the sense 'acute homesickness'): modern Latin (translating German Heimweh 'homesickness'), from Greek nostos 'return home' + algos 'pain'.