V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. wistful longing for past times; 2. homesickness

Synonyms: wistfulness, homesickness, yearning, longing, sentimentality, regret

Antonyms: anticipation

Tips: The noun nostalgia ultimately comes from the Greek word nostos, "homecoming," combined with algos, "pain." It refers to sentimental and often bittersweet thoughts of the past or to homesickness. Its adjective form, nostalgic, means "sentimental or wistful."

Usage Examples:

I always get nostalgic when I think back to my childhood. (sentimental, wistful) adjective

She thought back to the days when she was at the top of her sport with nostalgia. (wistfulness, longing)

Far from his family, the soldier felt especially nostalgic on Christmas Day. (homesick) adjective

There is a certain perfume that, whenever I smell it, evokes my nostalgia for Paris. (longing, homesickness)

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