Associations to the word «Romantic»


ROMANTIC, adjective. (chiefly historical) Of a work of literature, a writer etc.: being like or having the characteristics of a romance, or poetic tale of a mythic or quasi-historical time; fantastic. [from 17th c.]
ROMANTIC, adjective. (obsolete) Fictitious, imaginary. [17th-20th c.]
ROMANTIC, adjective. Fantastic, unrealistic (of an idea etc.); fanciful, sentimental, impractical (of a person). [from 17th c.]
ROMANTIC, adjective. Having the qualities of romance (in the sense of something appealing deeply to the imagination); invoking on a powerfully sentimental idea of life; evocative, atmospheric. [from 17th c.]
ROMANTIC, adjective. Pertaining to an idealised form of love (originally, as might be felt by the heroes of a romance); conducive to romance; loving, affectionate. [from 18th c.]
ROMANTIC, adjective. Alternative form of Romantic [from 18th c.]
ROMANTIC, noun. A person with romantic character (a character like those of the knights in a mythic romance).
ROMANTIC, noun. A person who is behaving romantically (in a manner befitting someone who feels an idealized form of love).
ROMANTIC, adjective. Of or pertaining to Romance.
ROMANTIC, adjective. Of or pertaining to Romanticism.
ROMANTIC COMEDY, noun. (uncountable) A genre of fiction, especially film, that presents love stories in a humorous and light-hearted way.
ROMANTIC COMEDY, noun. (countable) Such a story.
ROMANTIC FRIENDSHIP, noun. An intensely emotional love relationship between two unrelated people, in which sexuality is unimportant and typically absent, but there is greater physical affection or poetic communication than is typical for friendship.
ROMANTIC ORIENTATION, noun. One's tendencies of romantic attraction, considered as a whole, as opposed to sexual attractions.
ROMANTIC ORIENTATIONS, noun. Plural of romantic orientation
ROMANTIC PERIOD, proper noun. (music) the musical period of time following the Classical period falling between about 1830 and the start of the twentieth century.

Dictionary definition

ROMANTIC, noun. A soulful or amorous idealist.
ROMANTIC, noun. An artist of the Romantic Movement or someone influenced by Romanticism.
ROMANTIC, adjective. Belonging to or characteristic of Romanticism or the Romantic Movement in the arts; "romantic poetry".
ROMANTIC, adjective. Expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance; "her amatory affairs"; "amorous glances"; "a romantic adventure"; "a romantic moonlight ride".
ROMANTIC, adjective. 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".

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