Definitions

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  • adj. Of, having, or relating to nostalgia.
  • adj. Reminiscent of the speaker's childhood or younger years.
  • n. A person who displays nostalgia for something.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to nostalgia; affected with nostalgia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to, characteristic of, or affected with nostalgia; homesick.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

From nostalgia +‎ -ic. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It is value for the construction time, role-playing fun and a certain nostalgic value that sets it apart from most other toys.

    Han Star | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles

  • The kind of "sanity" for which Stewart claims to be nostalgic is a thing of the past.

    Rally to Restore Authority

  • Lost in nostalgic souvenirs I ambled past les belles, snapping a few more photos along the way.

    Escapade

  • Quiet, episodic, and verging on nostalgic is how I explain Jim the Boy by Tony Earley.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • T.M. Spooner's novel, Notes from Exile, is a lakeside story, and because it is, I feel a certain nostalgic empathy for the book.

    Notes from Exile

  • Much of the setting and subtext of the Potter books reflects a certain nostalgic Englishness (even though, at a guess, Hogwarts is perhaps somewhere in Scotland ... or perhaps in the Pennines; Scotland seems likelier though), and far from the Pagan madness fundamentalists try to make the credulous believe is the central point of these books.

    Sometimes the news is fortunate

  • The borders and names have changed since it was made, but maps, like pictures and journals, have a built-in nostalgic quality that can never render them completely obsolete.

    Excerpt: The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu

  • I figure any directory that doesn't have a valid entry for myself is not going to be that reliable, and while they have a certain nostalgic value, I don't need 'em any longer.

    Breakfast in Bed

  • Review: Well told story, but it's a little too steeped in nostalgic reminiscing - obviously done for dramatic impact.

    REVIEW: Year's Best SF 9 edited by David G. Hartwell

  • Hell, even rock stars and rappers rant about “old school” in nostalgic terms.

    The Good old day? Nah ... and other stuff about novels.

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