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Adjective, Noun


Noun romantic has 2 senses

Adjective romantic has 3 senses


romantica. [F. romantique, fr. OF. romant. See Romance.].
  •  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?"  [1913 Webster]
    "Zeal for the good of one's country a party of men have represented as chimerical and romantic."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Entertaining ideas and expectations suited to a romance; as, a romantic person; a romantic mind.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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]
  •  Characterized by strangeness or variety; suggestive of adventure; suited to romance; wild; picturesque; -- applied to scenery; as, a romantic landscape.  [1913 Webster]
The romantic drama. See under Drama.
Syn. -- Sentimental; fanciful; fantastic; fictitious; extravagant; wild; chimerical. See Sentimental.


romantic, adj. & n.
1 of, characterized by, or suggestive of an idealized, sentimental, or fantastic view of reality; remote from experience (a romantic picture; a romantic setting).
2 inclined towards or suggestive of romance in love (a romantic woman; a romantic evening; romantic words).
3 (of a person) imaginative, visionary, idealistic.
4 a (of style in art, music, etc.) concerned more with feeling and emotion than with form and aesthetic qualities; preferring grandeur or picturesqueness to finish and proportion. b (also Romantic) of or relating to the 18th-19th-c. romantic movement or style in the European arts.
5 (of a project etc.) unpractical, fantastic.
1 a romantic person.
2 a romanticist.

romantically adv.
romant tale of chivalry etc. f. OF f. romanz ROMANCE



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




N sensibility, sensibleness, sensitiveness, moral sensibility, impressibility, affectibility, susceptibleness, susceptibility, susceptivity, mobility, vivacity, vivaciousness, tenderness, softness, sentimental, sentimentality, sentimentalism, excitability, fastidiousness, physical sensibility, sore point, sore place, where the shoe pinches, sensible, sensitive, impressible, impressionable, susceptive, susceptible, alive to, impassionable, gushing, warm hearted, tender hearted, soft hearted, tender as a chicken, soft, sentimental, romantic, enthusiastic, highflying, spirited, mettlesome, vivacious, lively, expressive, mobile, tremblingly alive, excitable, oversensitive, without skin, thin-skinned, fastidious, sensibly, to the quick, to the inmost core, mens aequa in arduis, pour salt in the wound.


N imagination, originality, invention, fancy, inspiration, verve, warm imagination, heated imagination, excited imagination, sanguine imagination, ardent imagination, fiery imagination, boiling imagination, wild imagination, bold imagination, daring imagination, playful imagination, lively imagination, fertile imagination, fancy, mind's eye, such stuff as dreams are made of, ideality, idealism, romanticism, utopianism, castle-building, dreaming, phrensy, frenzy, ecstasy, extasy, calenture, reverie, trance, day dream, golden dream, somnambulism, conception, Vorstellung, excogitation, a fine frenzy, cloudland, dreamland, flight of fancy, fumes of fancy, thick coming fancies, creation of the brain, coinage of the brain, imagery, conceit, maggot, figment, myth, dream, vision, shadow, chimera, phantasm, phantasy, fantasy, fancy, whim, whimsey, whimsy, vagary, rhapsody, romance, gest, geste, extravaganza, air drawn dagger, bugbear, nightmare, flying Dutchman, great sea serpent, man in the moon, castle in the air, pipe dream, pie-in-the-sky, chateau en Espagne, Utopia, Atlantis, happy valley, millennium, fairyland, land of Prester John, kindgom of Micomicon, work of fiction, Arabian nights, le pot au lait, dream of Alnashar, illusion, phantom, Fata Morgana, vapor, stretch of the imagination, mythogenesis, idealist, romanticist, visionary, mopus, romancer, dreamer, somnambulist, rhapsodist, castle-buildier, fanciful projector, imagined, ben trovato, air drawn, airbuilt, imagining, imaginative, original, inventive, creative, fertile, romantic, high flown, flighty, extravagant, fanatic, enthusiastic, unrealistic, Utopian, Quixotic, ideal, unreal, in the clouds, in nubibus, unsubsantial, illusory, fabulous, legendary, mythical, mythic, mythological, chimerical, imaginary, visionary, notional, fancy, fanciful, fantastic, fantastical, whimsical, fairy, fairy-like, gestic, a change came o'er the spirit of my dream, aegri somnia vana, dolphinum appingit sylvis in fluctibus aprum, fancy light from fancy caught, imagination rules the world, l'imagination gallope, le jugement ne va que le pas, musaeo contingens cuncta lepore, tous songes sont mensonges, Wahrheil und Dichtung, DIVISION II COMMUNICATION OF IDEAS.

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