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romantic    : [rom'æntɪk]
Romantic \Ro*man"tic\, a. [F. romantique, fr. OF. romant. See
1. Of or pertaining to romance; involving or resembling
romance; hence, fanciful; marvelous; extravagant; unreal;
as, a romantic tale; a romantic notion; a romantic
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Can anything in nature be imagined more profane and
impious, more absurd, and undeed romantic, than such
a persuasion? --South.
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Zeal for the good of one's country a party of men
have represented as chimerical and romantic.
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2. Entertaining ideas and expectations suited to a romance;
as, a romantic person; a romantic mind.
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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.
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4. Characterized by strangeness or variety; suggestive of
adventure; suited to romance; wild; picturesque; --
applied to scenery; as, a romantic landscape.
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Syn: Sentimental; fanciful; fantastic; fictitious;
extravagant; wild; chimerical. See {Sentimental}.
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{The romantic drama}. See under {Drama}.
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adj 1: belonging to or characteristic of Romanticism or the
Romantic Movement in the arts; "romantic poetry" [synonym:
{romantic}, {romanticist}, {romanticistic}]
2: expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance; "her
amatory affairs"; "amorous glances"; "a romantic adventure";
"a romantic moonlight ride" [synonym: {amatory}, {amorous},
3: 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" [synonym: {quixotic}, {romantic}, {wild-
n 1: a soulful or amorous idealist
2: an artist of the Romantic Movement or someone influenced by
Romanticism [synonym: {romanticist}, {romantic}] [ant:

130 Moby Thesaurus words for "romantic":
Don Quixote, Quixote, Utopian, abstract, absurd, adoring,
affectionate, airy, allegoric, amorous, aroused, autistic,
bathetic, beery, chimerical, cloying, conjugal, crackpot, created,
daydreamer, demonstrative, dereistic, devoted, dreamer,
dreamer of dreams, emotional, enthusiast, escapist, exotic,
extravagant, fabulous, faithful, fancied, fanciful, fantasized,
fantastic, fictional, fictitious, filial, fond, fresh, glamorous,
gooey, gushing, husbandly, ideal, idealist, idealistic, idealized,
idyllic, illusory, imaginary, imagined, impassioned, impractical,
in the clouds, invented, languishing, legendary, libidinous,
lotus-eater, lovelorn, lovesick, lovesome, loving, lustful, mad,
made-up, maternal, maudlin, mawkish, melting, mushy, mythic,
mythical, mythological, mythopoeic, mythopoetic, namby-pamby,
nostalgic, nostomanic, otherworldly, oversentimental,
oversentimentalized, parabolic, parental, passionate, paternal,
picturesque, poetic, prophet, quixotic, rhapsodist, romancer,
romancing, romanesque, romanticist, romanticized, saccharine,
sappy, seer, sentimental, sentimentalist, sentimentalized, sloppy,
slushy, soft, soppy, starry-eyed, sticky, storybook, strange,
sugary, sweet, tear-jerking, teary, tender, transcendental,
transmundane, unpractical, unrealistic, utopian, utopianist,
utopianizer, uxorious, visionary, wifely, wild, wish-fulfilling,
wishful thinker

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