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English definition of “nostalgic”

nostalgic

adjective     /nɒsˈtæl.dʒɪk/ US  /nɑːˈstæl-/
C2 feeling happy and also slightly sad when you think about things that happened in the past: Talking about our old family holidays has made me feel quite nostalgic. We'll take a nostalgic look at the musical hits of the '60s.Feeling pleasure and happinessTaking pleasure in somethingMemory and memories nostalgically     /-dʒɪ.kəl.i/ adverb to look back/ talk / think nostalgicallyFeeling pleasure and happinessTaking pleasure in somethingMemory and memories
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