What does Romantic mean?

Definitions for Romantic
roʊˈmæn tɪkRo·man·tic

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Romantic.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. romanticnoun

    a soulful or amorous idealist

  2. romanticist, romanticadjective

    an artist of the Romantic Movement or someone influenced by Romanticism

  3. romantic, romanticist, romanticisticadjective

    belonging to or characteristic of Romanticism or the Romantic Movement in the arts

    "romantic poetry"

  4. amatory, amorous, romanticadjective

    expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance

    "her amatory affairs"; "amorous glances"; "a romantic adventure"; "a romantic moonlight ride"

  5. quixotic, romantic, wild-eyedadjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. romanticnoun

    A person with romantic character

  2. romanticnoun

    A person who is behaving romantically

    Oh, flowers! You're such a romantic.

  3. romanticadjective

    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.

  4. romanticadjective

    Fictitious, imaginary.

  5. romanticadjective

    Fantastic, unrealistic (of an idea etc.); fanciful, sentimental, impractical (of a person).

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

  6. romanticadjective

    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.

  7. romanticadjective

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

    Their kiss started casually, but it slowly turned romantic.

  8. Romanticadjective

    Of or pertaining to Romance.

  9. Romanticadjective

    Of or pertaining to Romanticism.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Romanticadjective

    of or pertaining to romance; involving or resembling romance; hence, fanciful; marvelous; extravagant; unreal; as, a romantic tale; a romantic notion; a romantic undertaking

  2. Romanticadjective

    entertaining ideas and expectations suited to a romance; as, a romantic person; a romantic mind

  3. Romanticadjective

    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. Romanticadjective

    characterized by strangeness or variety; suggestive of adventure; suited to romance; wild; picturesque; -- applied to scenery; as, a romantic landscape

Freebase

  1. Romantic

    "Romantic" is a song recorded by Karyn White. It hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on November 2, 1991, making it her biggest hit to date. "Romantic" was also Karyn White's fourth number one on the Hot Black Singles chart. She recorded it with her then-husband Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam and it became a huge success, replacing Mariah Carey's "Emotions" on November 2, 1991.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Romantic

    rō-man′tik, adj. pertaining to or resembling romance: fictitious: extravagant, wild: fantastic: sentimental: imaginative.—adv. Roman′tically.—ns. Roman′ticism, the revolt from the severity, pedanticism, and commonplaceness of a classical or pseudo-classical to a more picturesque, original, free and imaginative style in literature and art, marking the close of the 18th century: romantic feeling; Roman′ticist; Roman′ticness.

Editors Contribution

  1. romantic

    Of or pertaining to romance.

    My brother is very romantic and does kind, loving and caring acts for his wife.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 19, 2017  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Romantic' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4342

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Romantic' in Adjectives Frequency: #593

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Romantic in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Romantic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Romantic in a Sentence

  1. Michael Massaia:

    There's a bit of a romantic kind of element in just the way I like to view things, it's exciting to me when you can do something so simple as basically just inverting something, and it takes on this whole other life.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    A romantic guy is a real lunatic

  3. Rene Redzepi:

    But most of the times we are out now foraging for work, we go there and it's like harvest time. It isn't as romantic as you think where you are with your little wooden basket, picking things while listening to music and soaking in the sun.

  4. Lionel Trilling:

    Educating a son I should allow him no fairy tales and only a very few novels. This is to prevent him from having 1. the sense of romantic solitude (if he is worth anything he will develop a proper and useful solitude) which identification with the hero gives. 2. cant ideas of right and wrong, absurd systems of honor and morality which never will he be able completely to get rid of, 3. the attainment of ideals, of a priori desires, of a priori emotions. He should amuse himself with fact only: he will then not learn that if the weak younger son do or do not the magical honorable thing he will win the princess with hair like flax.

  5. Margaret Anderson:

    In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.

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    openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
    • A. frantic
    • B. suspicious
    • C. greedy
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