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A bittersweet longing for things, persons, or situations of the past.
The condition of being homesick; homesickness.
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by Drazen April 25, 2004

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reminiscent of a time when the world ceased to move around you because you had it all.
nostalgia: "remember when we sat on the roof for hours just to listen to the wind blow and watch the stars?"
by yournamehero July 22, 2008

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A longing for the good old days, whether or not they were very good. Or:

A tendency to think that if you were twenty+ years younger, you would be happy -- as if you actually had been happy when you really were twenty+ years younger.
Teacher: "Back in the 80s, I ruined a bunch of blazers by rolling up the sleeves like Don....."

Student: "Get your pillow, Mr Nostalgia rides again."
by therealchip October 10, 2009

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"Nostalgia," comes from nostros (a return home) and algos (a painful condition). So in nostalgia we see a return home to a painful condition. Homesickness
We're seeing a nostalgia for the Western, and for everything the Western once stood for, ...
by Surascent May 09, 2007

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When you think about how great your life was a few years ago...and then depress yourself knowing it won't be that way ever again. Ever.
I'm going to go kill myself." "Why?" "I feel too much nostalgia right now"
by kvnthrn March 07, 2011

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An endless cycle of longing for the past.
Here is a story about nostalgia.

Once upon a time, a man was born in 1947. His childhood in the 50s wasn't that good, but when he grew older, he started to hate anything past December 31 1959. Several years later, he gave birth th a child in 1967, who became nostalgic for the 70s, and said anything past December 31 1979 was awful, while his father hated the 70s because of nostalgia. The son later fathered a son born in 1987 with childhood in the 90s. The old man's grandon later said anything past December 31 1999 was crap.
by sega31098 February 16, 2011

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The remebrance of a good time or event that makes you happy.
remembring the past.
1. Atari makes me feel nostalgia. i remember playing it when i was only 7 years old!
2. i remember that! good times...
by jatworks June 30, 2013

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