romantic Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a soulful or amorous idealist
noun an artist of the Romantic Movement or someone influenced by Romanticism
adjective belonging to or characteristic of Romanticism or the Romantic Movement in the arts
- romantic poetry
adjective satellite expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance
- her amatory affairs
- amorous glances
- a romantic adventure
- a romantic moonlight ride
adjective satellite not sensible about practical matters; idealistic and unrealistic
- as quixotic as a restoration of medieval knighthood
- a romantic disregard for money
- a wild-eyed dream of a world state
Of or pertaining to romance; involving or resembling romance; hence, fanciful; marvelous; extravagant; unreal; as, a romantictale; a romanticnotion; a romanticundertaking.
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.
Entertaining ideas and expectations suited to a romance; as, a romanticperson; a romanticmind.
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. romanticschool of poets
Characterized by strangeness or variety; suggestive of adventure; suited to romance; wild; picturesque; -- applied to scenery; as, a. romanticlandscape Syn. -- Sentimental; fanciful; fantastic; fictitious; extravagant; wild; chimerical. See Sentimental.
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