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ro·man·tic

 (rō-măn′tĭk)
adj.
1. Having, showing, expressive of, or conducive to feelings of love or romance: met a romantic stranger; a café with a romantic atmosphere.
2.
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.
n.
1. A romantic person.
2. often Romantic A follower or adherent of romanticism.

[French romantique, from obsolete romant, romance, from Old French romans, romant-, romance; see romance.]

ro·man′ti·cal·ly adv.

romantic

(rəʊˈmæntɪk)
adj
1. of, relating to, imbued with, or characterized by romance
2. evoking or given to thoughts and feelings of love, esp idealized or sentimental love: a romantic woman; a romantic setting.
3. impractical, visionary, or idealistic: a romantic scheme.
4. often euphemistic imaginary or fictitious: a romantic account of one's war service.
5. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (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
6. (Art Terms) (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
7. (Classical Music) (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
n
8. a person who is romantic, as in being idealistic, amorous, or soulful
9. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a person whose tastes in art, literature, etc, lie mainly in romanticism; romanticist
10. (Art Terms) a person whose tastes in art, literature, etc, lie mainly in romanticism; romanticist
11. (Classical Music) a person whose tastes in art, literature, etc, lie mainly in romanticism; romanticist
12. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (often capital) a poet, composer, etc, of the romantic period or whose main inspiration or interest is romanticism
13. (Art Terms) (often capital) a poet, composer, etc, of the romantic period or whose main inspiration or interest is romanticism
14. (Classical Music) (often capital) a poet, composer, etc, of the romantic period or whose main inspiration or interest is romanticism
[C17: from French romantique, from obsolete romant story, romance, from Old French romans romance]
roˈmantically adv

ro•man•tic

(roʊˈmæn tɪk)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to romance.
2. impractical or unrealistic; fanciful.
3. imbued with idealism, a desire for adventure, etc.
4. preoccupied with love or by the idealizing of love.
5. expressing love or strong affection.
6. ardent; passionate; fervent.
7. (often cap.) of or characteristic of a style of literature and art that subordinates form to content, encourages freedom of treatment, emphasizes imagination, emotion, and introspection, and often celebrates nature, the ordinary person, and freedom of the spirit (contrasted with classical).
8. of or pertaining to a musical style, esp. of the 19th century, marked by the free expression of imagination and emotion, virtuosic display, experimentation with form, and the adventurous development of orchestral and piano music and opera.
9. imaginary, fictitious, or fabulous.
10. noting the role of a suitor in a play about love: the romantic lead.
n.
11. a romantic person.
12. (often cap.) an adherent of Romanticism.
[1640–50; < Old French romant, taken as oblique form of romanz romance]
ro•man′ti•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.romantic - a soulful or amorous idealistromantic - a soulful or amorous idealist  
idealist, dreamer - someone guided more by ideals than by practical considerations
2.romantic - an artist of the Romantic Movement or someone influenced by Romanticism
artist, creative person - a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination
Adj.1.romantic - belonging to or characteristic of Romanticism or the Romantic Movement in the arts; "romantic poetry"
2.romantic - expressive of or exciting sexual love or romanceromantic - expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance; "her amatory affairs"; "amorous glances"; "a romantic adventure"; "a romantic moonlight ride"
loving - feeling or showing love and affection; "loving parents"; "loving glances"
3.romantic - 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"
impractical - not practical; not workable or not given to practical matters; "refloating the ship proved impractical because of the expense"; "he is intelligent but too impractical for commercial work"; "an impractical solution"

romantic

adjective
1. loving, tender, passionate, fond, sentimental, sloppy (informal), amorous, mushy (informal), soppy (Brit. informal), lovey-dovey, icky (informal) They enjoyed a romantic dinner for two.
loving insensitive, unsentimental, unromantic, unloving, cold-hearted, unaffectionate, unimpassioned
2. idealistic, unrealistic, visionary, high-flown, impractical, dreamy, utopian, whimsical, quixotic, starry-eyed He has a romantic view of rural society.
idealistic practical, realistic
3. exciting, charming, fascinating, exotic, mysterious, colourful, glamorous, picturesque, nostalgic romantic images from travel brochures
exciting unexciting, uninspiring
noun
1. idealist, romancer, visionary, dreamer, utopian, Don Quixote, sentimentalist You're a hopeless romantic
Quotations
"Is not this the true romantic feeling - not to desire to escape life, but to prevent life from escaping you?" [Thomas Wolfe]

romantic

adjective
1. Affectedly or extravagantly emotional:
2. Not compatible with reality:
Translations
رُومانْسيّعاطِفيعاطِفي، غَراميغَرامي
romantickýmilostný
romantisk
romanttinen
romantičan
romantikus
rómantískur
ロマンチックな
로맨틱한
milostnýromantický
romantičen
romantisk
เกี่ยวกับเรื่องรักใคร่
romantikaşkla ilgilidüşselhayalî
lãng mạn

romantic

[rəʊˈmæntɪk]
A. ADJromántico
B. Nromántico/a m/f

Romantic

[rəʊˈmæntɪk] adj [movement, art, poets] → romantique

romantic

[rəʊˈmæntɪk] adj
[person] → romantique
I wish he were more romantic → J'aurais aimé qu'il soit plus romantique
[relationship, attachment] → romantique
[play, film, book] → romantique
[dinner, atmosphere, holiday, place] → romantique
(= unrealistic) [view, ideas] → romantique

romantic

adj (also Art, Liter, Mus: also Romantic) → romantisch; person alsoromantisch veranlagt; romantic comedyromantische Komödie; romantic novelLiebesroman m; the Romantic movementdie Romantik; they were very good friends but there was no romantic involvementsie waren sehr enge Freunde, aber sie hatten keine Liebesbeziehung; he played the romantic lead in several playser spielte in mehreren Stücken den romantischen Liebhaber
n (also Art, Liter, Mus: also Romantic) → Romantiker(in) m(f)

romantic

[rəʊˈmæntɪk] adj & nromantico/a

romance

(rəˈmans) noun
1. the relationship, actions etc of people who are in love. It was a beautiful romance, but it didn't last.
2. a story about such a relationship etc, especially one in which the people, events etc are more exciting etc than in normal life. She writes romances.
3. this kind of excitement. She felt her life was lacking in romance.
roˈmantic (-tik) adjective
1. (negative unromantic) (of a story) about people who are in love. a romantic novel.
2. causing or feeling love, especially the beautiful love described in a romance. Her husband is very romantic – he brings her flowers every day; romantic music.
3. too concerned with love and excitement. Her head is full of romantic notions.
roˈmantically adverb

romantic

رُومانْسيّ romantický romantisk romantisch ρομαντικός romántico romanttinen romantique romantičan romantico ロマンチックな 로맨틱한 romantisch romantisk romantyczny romântico романтический romantisk เกี่ยวกับเรื่องรักใคร่ romantik lãng mạn 浪漫的
References in classic literature ?
He consents without a murmur, all join in a joyful chorus, and the curtain falls upon the lovers kneeling to receive Don Pedro's blessing in attitudes of the most romantic grace.
As for Jim, no disappointments have been severe enough to chill his naturally romantic and ardent disposition.
It seemed, in truth, to be a spot devoted to seclusion, and the sisters imbibed a soothing impression of security, as they gazed upon its romantic though not unappalling beauties.
A colonial mansion, a hereditary estate, I would say a haunted house, and reach the height of romantic felicity--but that would be asking too much of fate!
A week or two later, returning one morning from a stroll in the forest, Christie and Jessie were waylaid by George Kearney and Fairfax, and, under pretext of being shown a new and romantic trail, were diverted from the regular path.
There is one other feature, very essential to be noticed, but which, we greatly fear, may damage any picturesque and romantic impression which we have been willing to throw over our sketch of this respectable edifice.
But it is meet I should, in the true spirit of romantic story, give some account of the looks and equipments of my hero and his steed.
They had the bloom of health and happiness; and yet, as if I had been in charge of a pair of little grandees, of princes of the blood, for whom everything, to be right, would have to be enclosed and protected, the only form that, in my fancy, the afteryears could take for them was that of a romantic, a really royal extension of the garden and the park.
He desires to paint you the dreamiest, shadiest, quietest, most enchanting bit of romantic landscape in all the valley of the Saco.
Upon her head boards, in large gilt letters, he read Bouton de Rose, --Rose-button, or Rose-bud; and this was the romantic name of this aromatic ship.
After the revolution, all the intellectual, artistic, and spiritual activities of men would be cared for by such "free associations"; romantic novelists would be supported by those who liked to read romantic novels, and impressionist painters would be supported by those who liked to look at impressionist pictures--and the same with preachers and scientists, editors and actors and musicians.
Soon after the completion of his college course, his whole nature was kindled into one intense and passionate effervescence of romantic passion.