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ROMANTIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does romantic mean? 

ROMANTIC (noun)
  The noun ROMANTIC has 2 senses:

1. a soulful or amorous idealist
2. an artist of the Romantic Movement or someone influenced by Romanticism

  Familiarity information: ROMANTIC used as a noun is rare.


ROMANTIC (adjective)
  The adjective ROMANTIC has 3 senses:

1. belonging to or characteristic of romanticism or the Romantic Movement in the arts
2. expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance
3. not sensible about practical matters; unrealistic

  Familiarity information: ROMANTIC used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ROMANTIC (noun)


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Meaning:

A soulful or amorous idealist

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("romantic" is a kind of...):

dreamer; idealist (someone guided more by ideals than by practical considerations)


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Meaning:

An artist of the Romantic Movement or someone influenced by Romanticism

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

romantic; romanticist

Hypernyms ("romantic" is a kind of...):

artist; creative person (a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination)


ROMANTIC (adjective)


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Meaning:

Belonging to or characteristic of romanticism or the Romantic Movement in the arts

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

romantic; romanticist; romanticistic

Context example:

romantic poetry

Pertainym:

Romanticism (a movement in literature and art during the late 18th and early 19th centuries that celebrated nature rather than civilization)


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Meaning:

Expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance

Synonyms:

amatory; amorous; romantic

Context examples:

her amatory affairs / amorous glances / a romantic adventure / a romantic moonlight ride

Similar:

loving (feeling or showing love and affection)


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Meaning:

Not sensible about practical matters; unrealistic

Synonyms:

quixotic; wild-eyed; romantic

Context examples:

as quixotic as a restoration of medieval knighthood / a romantic disregard for money / a wild-eyed dream of a world state

Similar:

impractical (not practical; not workable or not given to practical matters)


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