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Meaning of ROMANTICISM

Pronunciation:  row'manti`sizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  impractical romantic ideals and attitudes
  2. [n]  an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure)
  3. [n]  a movement in literature and art during the late 18th and early 19th centuries that celebrated nature rather than civilization; "romanticism valued imagination and emotion over rationality"
 

ROMANTICISM is a 11 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: romance
 
 Antonyms: classicism
 
 See Also: artistic style, arts, humanistic discipline, humanities, idealism, idiom, liberal arts, quality, stardust

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ro*man"ti*cism\, n. [CF. It. romanticismo, F.
romantisme, romanticisme.]
A fondness for romantic characteristics or peculiarities;
specifically, in modern literature, an aiming at romantic
effects; -- applied to the productions of a school of writers
who sought to revive certain medi?val forms and methods in
opposition to the so-called classical style.

      He [Lessing] may be said to have begun the revolt from
      pseudo-classicism in poetry, and to have been thus
      unconsciously the founder of romanticism. --Lowell.

 

 

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