Definition of Nostalgia

1. Noun. Longing for something past.

Generic synonyms: Hungriness, Longing, Yearning
Specialized synonyms: Homesickness
Derivative terms: Nostalgic



Definition of Nostalgia

1. n. Homesickness; esp., a severe and sometimes fatal form of melancholia, due to homesickness.

Definition of Nostalgia

1. Noun. A longing for home or familiar surroundings; homesickness. ¹

2. Noun. A bittersweet yearning for the things of the past. ¹

3. Noun. Reminiscence of the speaker's childhood or younger years. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nostalgia

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Nostalgia

1. Homesickness; especially, a severe and sometimes fatal form of melancholia, due to homesickness. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. A return home + pain. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nostalgia

nosomania
nosomycosis
nosonomy
nosophilia
nosophobia
nosophyte
nosopoetic
nosopoietic
nosotaxy
nosotoxic
nosotoxicosis
nosotoxin
nosotrophy
nosotropic
nost
nostalgia (current term)
nostalgiac
nostalgiacs
nostalgias
nostalgic
nostalgically
nostalgics
nostalgie de la boue
nostalgist
nostalgists
nostalgize
nostalgized
nostalgizes
nostalgizing
nostalgy

Literary usage of Nostalgia

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1. Anomalies and curiosities of medicine by George Milbry Gould, Walter Lytle Pyle (1901)
"nostalgia is the name generally given to that variety of melancholia in which there is an intense longing for home or country. This subject has apparently ..."

2. A Dictionary of Psychological Medicine: Giving the Definition, Etymology and by Daniel Hack Tuke (1892)
"nostalgia—There is a kind of melancholia which aetiologically has been called nostalgic melancholia, or nostalgia. We do not intend to speak of this form of ..."

3. American Journal of Dental Science by American Society of Dental Surgeons (1872)
"nostalgia a Cause of Insanity.—Dr. Ralph L. Parsons, NY City Lunatic Asylum ... I/vanity), holds that nostalgia is an important cause of insanity in our ..."

4. The Homoeopathic Theory and Practice of Medicine by Erastus Edgerton Marcy, Franklin W. Hunt (1868)
"nostalgia.—HOME-SICKNESS. Mountainous countries have presented the world with the ... ing examples of nostalgia. Thus : " The intrepid Swiss who guards a ..."

5. Contributions Relating to the Causation and Prevention of Disease, and to by Austin Flint, United States Sanitary Commission (1867)
"Moral causes, as malingering, desertion, nostalgia, etc., in operation during the whole period. I. Under the first head must be included an outline of the ..."

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