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. romantic(noun)

    a soulful or amorous idealist

  2. romanticist, romantic(adj)

    an artist of the Romantic Movement or someone influenced by Romanticism

  3. romantic, romanticist, romanticistic(adj)

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

    "romantic poetry"

  4. amatory, amorous, romantic(adj)

    expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance

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

  5. quixotic, romantic, wild-eyed(adj)

    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. romantic(Noun)

    A person with romantic character

  2. romantic(Noun)

    A person who is behaving romantically

    Oh, flowers! You're such a romantic.

  3. romantic(Adjective)

    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. romantic(Adjective)

    Fictitious, imaginary.

  5. romantic(Adjective)

    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. romantic(Adjective)

    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. romantic(Adjective)

    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. Romantic(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to Romance.

  9. Romantic(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to Romanticism.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Romantic(adj)

    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. Romantic(adj)

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

  3. Romantic(adj)

    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. Romantic(adj)

    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  

British National Corpus

  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. Thomas Middleditch:

    I'd always thought I was a romantic and that when I fall in love, that stuff fades away. It does for some years — enough to be like,' I should get married, and I'll be different,' but it's part of me. If that's part of your being and it feels important to you, find a way to explore it, because repression sucks.

  2. Mickey Rooney:

    Judy Garland was a different type of entertainer. She was a dancer, a singer, and an incurable romantic.

  3. Sheila Isenberg:

    He paints pictures for you, writes poems for you, writes long 30-, 40-, 50-page letters. It's an enormously romantic relationship.

  4. Faviola Dadis:

    Steven asked if I would take off my clothes and walk for him in my bikini, after doing so (he was on the couch and I was at a far enough distance to do a catwalk for him), he approached me and said he wanted to act out a romantic scene. I was hesitant and expressed this, then he started fondling my breasts and grabbing my crotch.

  5. Jane Russell:

    I'm afraid I am a born romantic. I never had any doubt that I could fulfill any man's dream if I chose to. My mother had given me the key: tender, loving care.

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