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A pain or nostalgic feeling for a life you never had or a place you never visited, real or imaginary.

Most commonly experienced when looking at scenery from a picture, a painting or a movie, but also when reading or thinking about a fictional place.

Pronounced like nostalgia
The setting of the movie 'Blade Runner' gives me alteralgia.

Thinking about the Shire from 'Lord of the Rings' makes me alteralgic.

I've never been to Japan, but the idea of being there is making me alteralgic.
by TheLeopard November 26, 2016
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