Search Result for "romantic":
1. a soulful or amorous idealist;
2. an artist of the Romantic Movement or someone influenced by Romanticism;
[syn: romanticist, romantic]
1. belonging to or characteristic of Romanticism or the Romantic Movement in the arts;
- Example: "romantic poetry"
[syn: romantic, romanticist, romanticistic]
2. expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance;
- Example: "her amatory affairs"
- Example: "amorous glances"
- Example: "a romantic adventure"
- Example: "a romantic moonlight ride"
[syn: amatory, amorous, romantic]
3. not sensible about practical matters; idealistic and unrealistic;
- Example: "as quixotic as a restoration of medieval knighthood"
- Example: "a romantic disregard for money"
- Example: "a wild-eyed dream of a world state"
[syn: quixotic, romantic, wild-eyed]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. [1913 Webster] Can anything in nature be imagined more profane and impious, more absurd, and undeed romantic, than such a persuasion? --South. [1913 Webster] Zeal for the good of one's country a party of men have represented as chimerical and romantic. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. Entertaining ideas and expectations suited to a romance; as, a romantic person; a romantic mind. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 4. Characterized by strangeness or variety; suggestive of adventure; suited to romance; wild; picturesque; -- applied to scenery; as, a romantic landscape. [1913 Webster] Syn: Sentimental; fanciful; fantastic; fictitious; extravagant; wild; chimerical. See Sentimental. [1913 Webster] The romantic drama. See under Drama. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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