nostalgia

   A bittersweet longing for things, persons, or situations of the past. The condition of being homesick; homesickness. Those who are nostalgic are likely to favor traditions over the future's potential to be the site of better things. Everyone would like to escape the present for some qualities remembered from (or associated with) times past. Nostalgia is that yearning for whatever it is that makes the present less desirable. Modernists were the most thoroughly anti-nostalgic group of people, whereas postmodernists pursue newness without being embarrassed by their embrace of references to the past. (pr. nos-tal'juh)

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  • nostalgia — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. ż IIb, blm {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} tęsknota za czymś utraconym (zwykle za ojczyzną); dotkliwe odczuwanie braku czegoś : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Komuś dokucza nostalgia. Prawie wszyscy emigranci cierpią na nostalgię. Z nostalgią… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • nostalgia — os*tal gi*a, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a return home + ? pain.] 1. (Med.) Homesickness; esp., a severe and sometimes fatal form of melancholia, due to homesickness. [1913 Webster] 2. A sentimental yearning to return to an earlier time remembered as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nostalgia — sustantivo femenino 1. Sentimiento o sensación de pena o de tristeza que siente una persona al estar lejos de su hogar o al recordar una cosa querida: Me invade un sentimiento de nostalgia al recordar todo lo que vivimos juntos. Tengo nostalgia… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Nostalgia — Nostalgia, griech., das Heimweh …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • nostalgia — /nostal dʒia/ s.f. [comp. del gr. nóstos ritorno e algia ]. [stato d animo consistente nel rimpiangere ciò che è trascorso o è lontano: avere n. di casa, dei tempi passati ] ▶◀ rimpianto, Ⓣ (psicol.) nostomania. ‖ malinconia …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • nostalgia — (n.) 1770, severe homesickness (considered as a disease), Modern Latin (Cf. Fr. nostalgie, 1802), coined 1668 by Johannes Hofer, as a rendering of Ger. heimweh, from Gk. algos pain, grief, distress (see ALGIA (Cf. algia)) + nostos homecoming,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • NOSTALGIA — (от греч. nostor возвращение на родину и algos боль), ностальгия, тоска по родине. Проявляющееся у многих людей в первые моменты жизни в новой непривычной обстановке, на новом месте, среди чужих, это чувство у примитивных или психически… …   Большая медицинская энциклопедия

  • nostalgia — s. f. 1. Tristeza profunda causada por saudades do afastamento da pátria ou da terra natal. 2. Estado melancólico causado pela falta de algo.   ‣ Etimologia: francês nostalgie …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • nostalgia — [n] pleasant remembrances fond memories*, hearts and flowers*, homesickness, longing, pining, reminiscence, remorse, schmaltz*, sentimentality, tear jerker*, wistfulness, yearning; concepts 20,410 …   New thesaurus

  • nostalgia — (Del gr. νόστος, regreso, y algia). 1. f. Pena de verse ausente de la patria o de los deudos o amigos. 2. Tristeza melancólica originada por el recuerdo de una dicha perdida …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • nostalgia — ► NOUN ▪ sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past. DERIVATIVES nostalgic adjective nostalgically adverb. ORIGIN originally in the sense «acute homesickness»: from Latin, from Greek nostos return home + algos pain …   English terms dictionary


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