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. Hennie Rawlinson:

    It's an extremely romantic destination, almost every night we have a spectacular sunset. You find you are the only person in the wilderness.

  2. Cole Whittle:

    It's romantic, it's fun, it's messy, it's party, it's sexual, it's 'Animal House' the band.

  3. Dwayne Johnson:

    In my twenties, it all hit so fast and so big that it was a little overwhelming — wonderful, obviously, and I’m very grateful for it. But it got to a level also where the kinds of things that I was being offered were not the kinds of things I want to do, i was constantly being offered horror films, because I was known for horror films. Or bad romantic comedies. I just wasn’t interested in the scripts and I was feeling a bit unhappy with the things that were coming to me. And I was feeling a little bored with the whole thing. I thought, ‘I want a change.’ So, I moved to London.

  4. Errol Fields:

    If a teenager isn't out to [ their ] parents, they can feel incredibly isolated, even when there's not a pandemic requiring all of us to stay at home, sometimes for these kids, a romantic partner is the only connection to feeling normal and sane.

  5. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Doctors and nurses will never understand your romantic feelings. Because for them the heart is only there to pump blood throughout the body, they cannot see anything beyond their nose. They also cannot point to the source of love in the body.

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    used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner
    • A. eminent
    • B. soft-witted
    • C. butch
    • D. unsealed

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