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.

Origin:
nostalg(ia) + -ic

nostalgically, adverb
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nostalgic (nɒˈstældʒɪk)
 
adj
1.  of or characterized by nostalgia
 
n
2.  a person who indulges in nostalgia

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nostalgic
1806, from nostalgia.
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Example sentences
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.
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.
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