Synonyms of 'nostalgic'
sentimentalDictionary, longing, emotional
I got nostalgic the other night and dug out my old photos.
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It was a very emotional moment.
sharp intakes of breath and longing looks
If you describe someone as maudlin, you mean that they are being sad and sentimental in a foolish way, perhaps because of drinking alcohol.
He turned maudlin after three drinks.
Thesaurus for nostalgic from the Collins English Thesaurus
Nostalgic things cause you to think affectionately about the past .