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Standard Definition

[n] a soulful or amorous idealist
[n] an artist of the romantic period or someone influenced by romanticism
[adj] expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance; "her amatory affairs"; "amorous glances"; "a romantic adventure"; "a romantic moonlight ride"
[adj] not sensible about practical matters; unrealistic; "as quixotic as a restoration of medieval knighthood"; "a romantic disregard for money"; "a wild-eyed dream of a world state"
[adj] belonging to or characteristic of romanticism or the Romantic movement in the arts; "romantic poetry"


amatory - (4 syllables), amorous - (3 syllables), impractical - (4 syllables), loving - (2 syllables), quixotic - (3 syllables), romanticist - (4 syllables), romanticist - (4 syllables), romanticistic - (5 syllables), wild-eyed - (2 syllables)



Misc. Definitions

\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}.