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nostalgic

[no-stal-jik nuh‐] /nɒˈstæl dʒɪk nə‐/
adjective
1.
experiencing or exhibiting nostalgia, a sentimental or wistful yearning for the happiness felt in a former place, time, or situation.
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nostalgically, adverb
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  • Your article is nostalgically and wistfully self-serving.
  • Haynes's nostalgically tentative approach to the story is itself a sign of what he's getting at.
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  • In this bittersweet song the couple nostalgically recounts the bad times in their relationship, as well as the good.
  • The news arrived by fax, as news so often does these days, but it echoed nostalgically from a past seemingly long gone.
  • In later life he reflected nostalgically on that formidable keyboard prowess.
British Dictionary definitions for nostalgically

nostalgic

/nɒˈstældʒɪk/
adjective
1.
of or characterized by nostalgia
noun
2.
a person who indulges in nostalgia
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Word Origin and History for nostalgically

nostalgic

adj.

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

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