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synonyms for nostalgia

  • longing
  • remorse
  • sentimentality
  • wistfulness
  • yearning
  • homesickness
  • pining
  • reminiscence
  • schmaltz
  • fond memories
  • hearts and flowers
  • tear-jerker
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If hitchhiking stirs your nostalgia, it is probably date-stamped with Sanderson’s era.
THUMBS UP FOR THREE NEW BOOKS THAT CAPTURE HITCHHIKING’S ADVENTUROUS SPIRITJEN ROSE SMITHOCTOBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
To be fair, that “West Wing” episode wasn’t just the whipped topping of liberal nostalgia but the floor-wax of a fundraising effort, as are many of the most memorable cultural products that have come out this season.
MOVIES ARE RUSHING TO IMPACT THE ELECTION. DON’T ASK WHETHER THEY’LL WORK. ASK WHETHER THEY’LL LAST.ANN HORNADAYOCTOBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Instant Pot spaghetti delivers a saucy dose of nostalgia, with little hands-on effort
THIS BO SSAM DREAM IS WITHIN REACH, AND IT STARTS WITH YOUR INSTANT POTERIC KIMOCTOBER 28, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Researchers know that reminiscing or having nostalgia about drinking or smoking is one of the major risk factors for relapse.
SICK OF COVID-19? HERE’S WHY YOU MIGHT HAVE PANDEMIC FATIGUELGBTQ-EDITOROCTOBER 24, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
Bankable nostalgiaFord isn’t afraid to look to the past and trade on nostalgia—take the Ford GT and its entire Mustang line for evidence.
FORD, JUST ADMIT IT: YOU’RE A TRUCKMAKER NOWSHAWN TULLYSEPTEMBER 21, 2020FORTUNE
Recently, I located some rice cakes in the aisles of my own grocery store to indulge the strange nostalgia that I had for a food that’s sometimes compared to dry cardboard.
THE RISE AND FALL OF THE RICE CAKE, AMERICA’S ONE-TIME FAVORITE HEALTH SNACKBRENNA HOUCKSEPTEMBER 17, 2020EATER
During a crisis, it’s natural to look at the past with nostalgia and focus on the short term.
COVID-19 HAS SPURRED RAPID TRANSFORMATION IN HEALTH CARE. LET’S MAKE SURE IT STAYS THAT WAYJAKEMETHAUGUST 20, 2020FORTUNE
He almost felt the old sense of imprisonment, of aching nostalgia, of having lost his liberty.
THREE MORE JOHN SILENCE STORIESALGERNON BLACKWOOD
His trapped feeling increased, and nostalgia began to bore into him.
THE PLANET STRAPPERSRAYMOND ZINKE GALLUN
And so a great nostalgia had come over Shane Campbell on this voyage for the Syrian port and the wife he had married there.
THE WIND BLOWETHBRIAN OSWALD DONN-BYRNE
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WORDS RELATED TO NOSTALGIA

  • flash from the past
  • hallucination
  • memory
  • nostalgia
  • recall
  • recollection
  • reliving
  • reminiscence
  • thoughts of the past
  • voice from the past
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.