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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nostalgicadjective

    unhappy about being away and longing for familiar things or persons


  1. nostalgicnoun

    A person who displays nostalgia for something.

  2. nostalgicadjective

    Of, having, or relating to nostalgia.

  3. nostalgicadjective

    Reminiscent of the speaker's childhood or younger years.


  1. Nostalgic

    Nostalgic is a song by American recording artist Kelly Clarkson from her seventh studio album, Piece by Piece (2015). Produced by former DC Talk member Jason Halbert, the song was written by artists who also have been members of various rock bands: Semi Precious Weapons lead singer Justin Tranter, former Cobra Starship lead guitarist Ryland Blackinton, Young Love lead singer Dan Keyes, and Oliver duo member Vaughn Oliver. A synth electro rock song, it sings of remembering nostalgia of a failed relationship, which was mainly based on Tranter's and Keyes's real life experiences. The record mainly features synthesizer sounds that were prominently popular during the 1980s as well as string arrangements by Joseph Trapanese and guitars by Tim Pierce. Upon the release of Piece by Piece, "Nostalgic" has received a very positive response from music critics, who lauded the track as one of the album's highlights and complimented the 1980s nostalgia evoked from the song.


  1. nostalgic

    Nostalgic refers to having a sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past or things associated with it. It encompasses feelings of fondness or powerful emotional connections to specific memories or experiences from one's past.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nostalgicadjective

    of or pertaining to nostalgia; affected with nostalgia

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. nostalgique.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nostalgic in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nostalgic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of nostalgic in a Sentence

  1. Claire Anderson:

    When Microsoft Teams looked at redesigning the paper clip, Microsoft Teams thought,' How could you not ? microsoft Office's a way of honoring where Microsoft Teams've come from as Microsoft Teams also look at a new tech style. . . But like most nostalgic things, Microsoft Teams know Clippy can be polarizing.

  2. Bill Watterson:

    People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.

  3. Hiro Saito:

    The Kitchen Aid mixers are beautiful, classic, and nostalgic, they’re also versatile, you can use them for cakes, muffins, and brownies. It’s one of the main tools you need for baking so you can be confident in trying different recipes.

  4. Ellen DeGeneres:

    I don't know what we would do, i think that period of time was sort of nostalgic, Ellen DeGeneres know ?

  5. Kathleen Searles:

    The Andy Griffith spots seem to clearly be targeting an older demographic, nostalgic for the past, very much in line with Trump's Make America Great Again rhetoric, which recalls a simpler time in our history, at least for a very specific demographic.

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