Definition of “nostalgia” - English Dictionary

(Definition of “nostalgia” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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nostalgianoun [ U ]

us /nɑˈstæl·dʒə, nə-/ /nəˈstɑl-/

a feeling of pleasure and sometimes slight sadness at the same time as you think about things that happened in the past:

Hearing her voice again filled him with nostalgia.
adjective us /nɑˈstæl·dʒɪk, nə-/ /nəˈstɑl-/

Jenny grew nostalgic for home on Thanksgiving Day.

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Often we debate the future in terms of ideologies which have either collapsed or are outdated, resulting in our engaging in useless nostalgia.