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There is no word for feeling nostalgic about the future, but that's what a parent's tears often are, a nostalgia for something that has not yet occurred. They are the pain of hope, the helplessness of hope, and finally, the surrender to hope.
Michael Ian Black

Meaning of "nostalgic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF NOSTALGIC

nostalgic  [nɒˈstældʒɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NOSTALGIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Nostalgic can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES NOSTALGIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

nostalgic

Nostalgia

The term nostalgia describes a sentimentality for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations. The word is a learned formation of a Greek compound, consisting of νόστος, meaning "homecoming", a Homeric word, and ἄλγος, meaning "pain, ache", and was coined by a 17th-century medical student to describe the anxieties displayed by Swiss mercenaries fighting away from home. Described as a medical condition—a form of melancholy—in the Early Modern period, it became an important trope in Romanticism. Nostalgia in its most common form was responsible for the old front desk of The Beverly Hills Hotel being made into a bar. In common, less clinical usage nostalgia can refer to a general interest in the past, their personalities and events, especially the "good old days" from one's earlier life. Boym argues that nostalgia is more prevalent during times of great upheaval. The scientific literature on nostalgia is quite thin, but a few studies have attempted to pin down its essence and causes.

Definition of nostalgic in the English dictionary

The definition of nostalgic in the dictionary is of or characterized by nostalgia. Other definition of nostalgic is a person who indulges in nostalgia.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH NOSTALGIC


allergic
əˈlɜːdʒɪk
antalgic
ˌænˈtældʒɪk
antiodontalgic
ˌæntɪˌəʊdɒnˈtældʒɪk
arthralgic
ɑːˈθrældʒɪk
Belgic
ˈbɛldʒɪk
cardialgic
ˌkɑːdɪˈældʒɪk
causalgic
kɔːˈzældʒɪk
cephalalgic
ˌsefəˈlældʒɪk
coxalgic
kɒkˈsældʒɪk
gastralgic
ɡæsˈtrældʒɪk
logic
ˈlɒdʒɪk
magic
ˈmædʒɪk
myalgic
maɪˈældʒɪk
nephralgic
nɪˈfrældʒɪk
neuralgic
njʊˈrældʒɪk
odontalgic
ˌɒdɒnˈtældʒɪk
otalgic
əʊˈtældʒɪk
sternalgic
stɜːˈnældʒɪk
strategic
strəˈtiːdʒɪk
tragic
ˈtrædʒɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NOSTALGIC

nosological
nosologically
nosologist
nosology
nosophobia
nostalgia
nostalgically
nostalgist
nostoc
nostologic
nostological
nostology
nostomania
nostopathy
nostos
nostradamic
Nostradamus
nostril
nostro account
nostrum

WORDS THAT END LIKE NOSTALGIC

adrenergic
biologic
black magic
cryptologic
ecologic
epidemiologic
fuzzy logic
geologic
gynecologic
hemorrhagic
histologic
histopathologic
hydrologic
lethargic
like magic
pathologic
pharmacologic
physiologic
psychologic
virologic

Synonyms and antonyms of nostalgic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «NOSTALGIC»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «nostalgic» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of nostalgic

Translation of «nostalgic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NOSTALGIC

Find out the translation of nostalgic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of nostalgic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «nostalgic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

引起怀旧的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

nostálgico
570 millions of speakers

English

nostalgic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उदासीन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الحنين
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ностальгические
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

nostálgico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্বদেশে ফেরার আকুলতাসংক্রাঁত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

nostalgique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Nostalgia
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

nostalgisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

懐かしい
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

향수를 불러일으키는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nostalgia
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tư hương
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பழமையான நினைவை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओढ वाटणारा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

nostaljik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

nostalgico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nostalgiczny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ностальгічні
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nostalgic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

νοσταλγική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

nostalgiese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

nostalgisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

nostalgisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of nostalgic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NOSTALGIC»

The term «nostalgic» is very widely used and occupies the 21.937 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NOSTALGIC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about nostalgic

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10 QUOTES WITH «NOSTALGIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word nostalgic.
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Katie Aselton
I'm not super nostalgic for friendships I've lost along the way. I feel like, if they were truly meaningful and really special, they would still exist. I think we grow and change, and that's okay.
2
J. G. Ballard
The entertainment medium of film is particularly tuned to the present imaginations of people at large. A lot of fiction is intensely nostalgic.
3
Peter Baynham
I'm nostalgic for the future I knew as a kid. Back then, it was a lovely, bleepy, heavenly land populated by svelte men in white polo necks, who would lounge on big white sofas sipping blue wine from big glass globes, beside women like the ones on the covers of Hedkandi chill out compilations.
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Michael Ian Black
There is no word for feeling nostalgic about the future, but that's what a parent's tears often are, a nostalgia for something that has not yet occurred. They are the pain of hope, the helplessness of hope, and finally, the surrender to hope.
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Albert R. Broccoli
I love looking at the old Bond films. Maybe it's purely out of reminiscence, the nostalgic things you think about. But there were some very good films made, and I think that the public has enjoyed them, too.
6
Homaro Cantu
In time, foods such as hamburgers and ice cream became more than just meals. They became part of American history and culture, touchstones that are almost immediately nostalgic and sentimental no matter how old you are or what part of the country you are from.
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Mithun Chakraborty
I get emotional when young people get nostalgic about my work. That's why it's called nostalgia. Sometimes I even cry.
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Ernest Cline
I noticed in the late 1990s that my friends and I were already nostalgic for the 1980s, and by the turn of the century, VH1's 'I Love the '80s' gave all of us an accelerated nostalgia for our generation.
9
Ernest Cline
I'm incredibly nostalgic for the '80s, because I think that's when Geek Culture really kicked in to high gear.
10
Daniel Clowes
I try personally not to be nostalgic.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NOSTALGIC»

Discover the use of nostalgic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to nostalgic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Nostalgic Postmodernism: The Victorian Tradition and the ...
What does it mean from an ideological point of view to build a modern form of art by resurrecting and recycling an art of the past? From a formal point of view what are the aesthetic priorities established by these postmodernist novels?
Christian Gutleben, 2001
2
Nostalgic Waves from Soweto: Poetic Memories of the June ...
The collection is about Soweto, just as it is about a collective memory of our past and our present.'-Edward Tsumele, Arts, Culture and Entertainment Writer-Sowetan 'This collection is an advocacy for a generation.
Sol Rachilo, 2009
3
Edward Elgar and the Nostalgic Imagination
A study of nostalgia in the music of the popular twentieth-century composer Edward Elgar.
Matthew Riley, 2007
4
Nostalgic Angels: Rearticulating Hypertext Writing
This volume examines the complex, contradictory discourses of hypertext.
Johndan Johnson-Eilola, 1997
5
Fairy Tales, Sexuality, and Gender in France, 1690-1715: ...
This 1996 book explores why fashionable adults were attracted to this new literary genre and, integrating socio-historical, structuralist, and post-structuralist approaches, considers how it became a medium for reconceiving literary and ...
Lewis C. Seifert, 2006
6
Remembering Woolworth's: A Nostalgic History of the World's ...
Packed with photos, first-hand remembrances, vivid anecdotes, and a lively, well-researched narrative, the book tells the story of how a poor potato farmer named Frank Woolworth created a merchandising empire that touched the lives of ...
Karen Plunkett-Powell, 2014
7
A Nostalgic Trip Into the History of the Jews of Iraq
A Nostalgic Trip into the History of the Jews of Iraq presents a history of the oldest Jewish community in the world. It contains facts and stories about the Iraqi Jewish Community from the Garden of Eden through 1924.
Yūsuf Rizq Allāh Ghanīmah, Sheila Dallal, 1998
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Butter Baked Goods: Nostalgic Recipes From a Little ...
These are recipes for the classics, rich in the nostalgic flavors of your childhood: from Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies, Cinny Buns and S'mores; to Classic Chocolate Cake, Lemon Meringue Cupcakes and Good Ol' Apple Pie.
Rosie Daykin, 2013
9
Miami Beach Memories: A Nostalgic Chronicle of Days Gone by
Overflowing with personal memories and fascinating memorabilia, this is a book to treasure.
Joann Biondi, 2006
10
The Reagan Range: The Nostalgic Myth in American Politics
This book is an attempt to make sense out of Ronald Reagan by linking him to various grassroots dimensions of American popular mythology and mind.
James E. Combs, 1993

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NOSTALGIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term nostalgic is used in the context of the following news items.
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Rare Replay Opening Number is Musically Nostalgic
It's hard not to get a little misty eyed when viewing the latest video for the upcoming Rare Replay, especially if you grew up with some of the ... «GamingBolt, Jul 15»
2
Million Dollar Quartet Provides Timeless, Nostalgic Experience To …
Million Dollar Quartet Provides Timeless, Nostalgic Experience To Multiple Generations Of Music Lovers! A peek into the early roots of rock n' ... «Patch.com, Jul 15»
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Double D's Diner serves up nostalgic cuisine with options
TAMMY SMITH/SUN HERALDCountry-fried steak served with white gravy, rice, lima beans and buttered Texas toast at Double D's Diner in ... «SunHerald.com, Jul 15»
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The Soil: Nostalgic Moments review – township vocal styles meet …
The Soil: Nostalgic Moments review – township vocal styles meet jazz, hip-hop and beatboxing. 4 / 5 stars. (Proper Music). African roots … the ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Pixels Review: Nostalgic Numbskullery
TrendingHaters Guide to Summer | National Post Sessions | Snap Judgments | Pop Psychology. Pixels Review: Nostalgic Numbskullery ... «National Post, Jul 15»
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Nostalgic Under the Sun Tour is a love letter to the '90s
Nostalgic Under the Sun Tour is a love letter to the '90s. By Autumn Thatcher Special to the Tribune. First Published Jul 23 2015 03:27PM • Last Updated Jul 23 ... «Salt Lake Tribune, Jul 15»
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Love Parks Week 2015: Nostalgic pictures from the archives
The concept of the masses having communal areas where they could relax and take in the air did not really exist until then. Now we take for ... «Get Surrey, Jul 15»
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LISTEN: Spotify's Top 100 #TBT Playlist Will Bring Back All Your …
Holy nostalgic memories, Batman! It's been 12 years since this song was first released. Guys, let's be honest now, how many times did you ... «RYOT, Jul 15»
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Taylor Swift Tweets Birthday Message to Selena Gomez, Shares …
Swift posts four nostalgic pictures of her and Gomez together along with a sweet message, 'Happy 23rd Birthday, @selenagomez. I can't ... «AceShowbiz, Jul 15»
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Watch: Nostalgic auto driver plays rider's guitar, reminisces about …
"Don't give up on the guitar for a year, it won't give up on you ever." These are not the words of Eric Clapton or Jimmy Page. These are the ... «Firstpost, Jul 15»

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