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Related to romanticized: mitigate, compensate, berate, misinterpreted, romanticised, discerned


v. ro·man·ti·cized, ro·man·ti·ciz·ing, ro·man·ti·ciz·es
To view or interpret romantically; make romantic.
To think in a romantic way.

ro·man′ti·ci·za′tion (-sĭ-zā′shən) n.


(rəʊˈmæntɪˌsaɪzd) or


interpreted according to romantic precepts


[rəʊˈmæntɪsaɪzd] romanticised (British) adj [view] → romantique
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His 'Shoemaker's Holiday' (1600), still occasionally chosen by amateur companies for reproduction, gives a rough-and-ready but (apart from its coarseness) charming romanticized picture of the life of London apprentices and whole-hearted citizens.
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His paintings are visually appealing, dramatic and romanticized through symbolism derived from all aspects of life.
The film's angel -- and talk about a romanticized ideal -- is Jessica (Cecile de France), a sprite who takes a waitress job at the cafe and proceeds to affect the lives of the restaurant's clientele -- brooding, glamorous rich folk, each of whom is facing some sort of crisis.
Chronicling explorers, missionaries, and archaeologists ranging from Viking settlers and Renaissance conquerors to modern-day scientists, The Frozen Ship also reflects upon morbid global cultural fascination with expeditions that went horribly wrong, and the powerfully romanticized appeal of the frozen polar landscapes and the drive to plant flags in ice.
Before the cowboy singer took over as Country music's mascot in the 1930's, it was the mountain man of the 1920's, romanticized by novels and the "Great War" hero, Alvin "Tennessee Mountain Boy" York, that exemplified an earlier, rural, unfettered Anglo-Saxon America for a urban North, heavy with European immigrants.
The distrust that eventually leads to the bloodshed is not romanticized and the blame for early genocide is equally distributed between colonists and natives.
Despite the romanticized vision of donkeys in the Christmas story, the lives of many donkeys in the Holy Land today are far from idyllic; many are abandoned when they become too ill or too old to work.
Like a latter-day Bernini lost in the deserts of the American Southwest, James Drake, in his recent work, explores the stark and savage milieu of West Texas while assembling a romanticized allegorical overview of his life and oeuvre, treating both with an effusive period sensibility.