Romantic meaning

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Full of or dominated by thoughts, feelings, and attitudes characteristic of or suitable for romance; passionate, adventurous, idealistic, etc.

A romantic youth.

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The definition of a romantic is a person who often takes an idealized or old fashioned view towards love or who acts in a manner traditionally thought of as courting or wooing a significant other.

An example of a romantic is a person who watches a lot of old love stories on TV.

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Romantic means to having an idealized view of the world.

An example of a romantic view is when you always look at the world as if the glass is half full.

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A follower or adherent of romanticism.
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Having the qualities of romance (in the sense of something appealing deeply to the imagination); invoking on a powerfully sentimental idea of life; evocative, atmospheric. [from 17th c.]
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A romantic person.
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Romantic is defined as something, such as an action or behavior, that is done to woo a significant other or to be a sign of love and/or affection.

An example of romantic is bringing your spouse flowers.

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Of or characteristic of romanticism in the arts.
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An adherent of Romanticism, as in literature or music.
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(chiefly historical) Of a work of literature, a writer etc.: being like or having the characteristics of a romance, or poetic tale of a mythic or quasi-historical time; fantastic. [from 17th c.]
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Fantastic, unrealistic (of an idea etc.); fanciful, sentimental, impractical (of a person). [from 17th c.]

Mary sighed, knowing her ideals were far too romantic to work in reality.

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Pertaining to an idealised form of love (originally, as might be felt by the heroes of a romance); conducive to romance; loving, affectionate. [from 18th c.]

Their kiss started casually, but it slowly turned romantic.

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Alternative form of Romantic. [from 18th c.]
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A romantic person.
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A person who is behaving romantically (in a manner befitting someone who feels an idealized form of love).

Oh, flowers! You're such a romantic.

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Of or pertaining to Romance.
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Of, having the nature of, characteristic of, or characterized by romance.
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Of, relating to, or characteristic of artistic romance.

The romantic exploits of the young hero.

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Of or characteristic of Romanticism and the Romantic Movement.
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A person with romantic character (a character like those of the knights in a mythic romance).
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Of or pertaining to Romanticism.
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Having, showing, expressive of, or conducive to feelings of love or romance.

Met a romantic stranger; a café with a romantic atmosphere.

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Without a basis in fact; fanciful, fictitious, or fabulous.
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Not practical; visionary or quixotic.

A romantic scheme.

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Origin of romantic

  • French romantique from obsolete romant romance from Old French romans romant- romance romance

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From romaunt +"Ž -ic.

    From Wiktionary