nostalgic nostalgic  /nɔ ˈstæl dʒɪk/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) unhappy about being away and longing for familiar things or persons

Usage(s):

  1. Many Japanese would devote the days to nostalgic visits to the places of their birth, to happy reunions with relatives, to paying homage to their ancestors.
  2. Written by mathematician Masahiko Fujiwara, the book is ostensibly a nostalgic call to return to ancient Japanese virtues.
  3. The film, which seemed nostalgic upon its release, looks prescient now, as the debate over Western influence in Arabia is written daily in blood.

News

  1. Author: Joplin, Galena starting to mine Route 66

    While people may look at Route 66 as a nostalgic bygone, it’s actually a 2,500-mile-long economic corridor to the future. Cities like Joplin and Galena, Kan., are learning to mine the historic route for attractions that result in development, much as they did lead and zinc before the highway arrived here.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Joplin Globe

  2. Zelda from Nintendo and a world-class symphony

    Hard core video game fans got nostalgic the night of June 10th at San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall at ‘The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses’. As part of the show and its world tour for 2013, the acclaimed concert revisited Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. Following its success of 2011-2012, concert goers in the Bay Area journeyed back to the land of Hyrule and enjoyed an all ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KTVU

  3. Videos: Remy Shand - WhereAreWeGoing?

    There is something nostalgic, exotic and passionate about Remy Shand's voice, which skillfully mixes in with the groovy instrumentation.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Singersroom

Quotes

  1. "I couldn't help but get nostalgic when I heard the West Virginia fight song and then the Seminoles play ours," Bowden said after watching a video tribute and receiving an automobile in pre-game ceremonies.
    on Jan 1, 2010 By: Bobby Bowden Source: Palm Beach Post

  2. "It'sa nostalgic moment for me," Bush said, the Baltic Sea shimmering behind the two men. "I'm sorry it's come to be. But that's what happens in life."
    on Jun 7, 2007 By: President Bush Source: MSNBC

  3. "Obviously it's nostalgic. But equally, if new fans want to come along, that's fantastic," Halliwell said. "I like to think our songs are universal and they are timeless."
    on Jun 28, 2007 By: Geri Halliwell Source: Forbes

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