Definition of Romantic in English :

Define Romantic in English

Romantic meaning in English

Meaning of Romantic in English

Pronunciation of Romantic in English

Romantic pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of romantic


1. romantic

a soulful or amorous idealist

2. romantic, romanticist

an artist of the Romantic Movement or someone influenced by Romanticism


3. romantic, romanticist, romanticistic

belonging to or characteristic of Romanticism or the Romantic Movement in the arts

Example Sentences:
'romantic poetry'

4. amatory, amorous, romantic

expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance

Example Sentences:
'her amatory affairs'
'amorous glances'
'a romantic adventure'
'a romantic moonlight ride'

5. quixotic, romantic, wild-eyed

not sensible about practical matters; idealistic and unrealistic

Example Sentences:
'as quixotic as a restoration of medieval knighthood'
'a romantic disregard for money'
'a wild-eyed dream of a world state'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of romantic
of, relating to, imbued with, or characterized by romance
evoking or given to thoughts and feelings of love, esp idealized or sentimental love
a romantic woman
a romantic setting
impractical, visionary, or idealistic
a romantic scheme
4. often euphemistic
imaginary or fictitious
a romantic account of one's war service
5. (often capital)
of or relating to a movement in European art, music, and literature in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, characterized by an emphasis on feeling and content rather than order and form, on the sublime, supernatural, and exotic, and the free expression of the passions and individuality
a person who is romantic, as in being idealistic, amorous, or soulful
a person whose tastes in art, literature, etc, lie mainly in romanticism; romanticist
8. (often capital)
a poet, composer, etc, of the romantic period or whose main inspiration or interest is romanticism

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see synonyms of romantic
of, having the nature of, characteristic of, or characterized by romance
without a basis in fact; fanciful, fictitious, or fabulous
not practical; visionary or quixotic
a romantic scheme
full of or dominated by thoughts, feelings, and attitudes characteristic of or suitable for romance; passionate, adventurous, idealistic, etc.
a romantic youth
of, characteristic of, or preoccupied with ardent, idealized lovemaking or courtship
suited for romance or lovemaking
a romantic night
6.  [often R-]
of or characteristic of romanticism and the Romantic Movement
see also classic, classical, realistic
a romantic person
8.  [often R-]
an adherent of romanticism, as in literature or music

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of romantic
1. Having, showing, expressive of, or conducive to feelings of love or romance: met a romantic stranger; a café with a romantic atmosphere.
a. Imaginative but impractical; visionary: romantic notions of turning downtown into a giant garden.
b. Not based on fact; idealized or fictitious: His memoirs were criticized as a romantic view of the past.
3. Of, relating to, or characteristic of artistic romance: the romantic exploits of the young hero.
4. often Romantic Of or characteristic of romanticism in the arts.
1. A romantic person.
2. often Romantic A follower or adherent of romanticism.

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