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Meaning of ROMANTIC

Pronunciation:  row'mantik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a soulful or amorous idealist
  2. [n]  an artist of the romantic period or someone influenced by romanticism
  3. [adj]  expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance; "her amatory affairs"; "amorous glances"; "a romantic adventure"; "a romantic moonlight ride"
  4. [adj]  not sensible about practical matters; unrealistic; "as quixotic as a restoration of medieval knighthood"; "a romantic disregard for money"; "a wild-eyed dream of a world state"
  5. [adj]  belonging to or characteristic of romanticism or the Romantic movement in the arts; "romantic poetry"
 

ROMANTIC is a 8 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: amatory, amorous, impractical, loving, quixotic, romanticist, romanticist, romanticistic, wild-eyed
 
 Antonyms: classicist
 
 See Also: artist, creative person, dreamer, idealist

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ro*man"tic\, a. [F. romantique, fr. OF. romant. See
{Romance}.]
1. Of or pertaining to romance; involving or resembling
   romance; hence, fanciful; marvelous; extravagant; unreal;
   as, a romantic tale; a romantic notion; a romantic
   undertaking.

         Can anything in nature be imagined more profane and
         impious, more absurd, and undeed romantic, than such
         a persuasion?                         --South.

         Zeal for the good of one's country a party of men
         have represented as chimerical and romantic.
                                               --Addison.

2. Entertaining ideas and expectations suited to a romance;
   as, a romantic person; a romantic mind.

3. Of or pertaining to the style of the Christian and popular
   literature of the Middle Ages, as opposed to the classical
   antique; of the nature of, or appropriate to, that style;
   as, the romantic school of poets.

4. Characterized by strangeness or variety; suggestive of
   adventure; suited to romance; wild; picturesque; --
   applied to scenery; as, a romantic landscape.

Syn: Sentimental; fanciful; fantastic; fictitious;
     extravagant; wild; chimerical. See {Sentimental}.

{The romantic drama}. See under {Drama}.

 

 

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