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English Dictionary: Romantic by the DICT Development Group
2 results for Romantic
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
romantic
adj
  1. belonging to or characteristic of Romanticism or the Romantic Movement in the arts; "romantic poetry"
    Synonym(s): romantic, romanticist, romanticistic
  2. expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance; "her amatory affairs"; "amorous glances"; "a romantic adventure"; "a romantic moonlight ride"
    Synonym(s): amatory, amorous, romantic
  3. 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"
    Synonym(s): quixotic, romantic, wild- eyed
n
  1. a soulful or amorous idealist
  2. an artist of the Romantic Movement or someone influenced by Romanticism
    Synonym(s): romanticist, romantic
    Antonym(s): classicist
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Romantic \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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