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Definitions for romanticism
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. romanticismnoun

    impractical romantic ideals and attitudes

  2. Romanticism, Romantic Movementnoun

    a movement in literature and art during the late 18th and early 19th centuries that celebrated nature rather than civilization

    "Romanticism valued imagination and emotion over rationality"

  3. romanticism, romancenoun

    an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure)

Wiktionary

  1. romanticismnoun

    A romantic quality, spirit or action

  2. Romanticismnoun

    18th Century artistic and intellectual movement which stressed emotion, freedom and individual imagination.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Romanticismnoun

    a fondness for romantic characteristics or peculiarities; specifically, in modern literature, an aiming at romantic effects; -- applied to the productions of a school of writers who sought to revive certain medi/val forms and methods in opposition to the so-called classical style

    Etymology: [CF. It. romanticismo, F. romantisme, romanticisme.]

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  1. Romanticism

    Romanticism was an artistic, literary, and intellectual movement that originated in Europe toward the end of the 18th century and in most areas was at its peak in the approximate period from 1800 to 1850. Partly a reaction to the Industrial Revolution, it was also a revolt against aristocratic social and political norms of the Age of Enlightenment and a reaction against the scientific rationalization of nature. It was embodied most strongly in the visual arts, music, and literature, but had a major impact on historiography, education and the natural sciences. Its effect on politics was considerable and complex; while for much of the peak Romantic period it was associated with liberalism and radicalism, in the long term its effect on the growth of nationalism was probably more significant. The movement validated strong emotion as an authentic source of aesthetic experience, placing new emphasis on such emotions as apprehension, horror and terror, and awe—especially that which is experienced in confronting the sublimity of untamed nature and its picturesque qualities, both new aesthetic categories. It elevated folk art and ancient custom to something noble, made spontaneity a desirable characteristic, and argued for a "natural" epistemology of human activities as conditioned by nature in the form of language and customary usage. Romanticism reached beyond the rational and Classicist ideal models to elevate a revived medievalism and elements of art and narrative perceived to be authentically medieval in an attempt to escape the confines of population growth, urban sprawl, and industrialism, and it also attempted to embrace the exotic, unfamiliar, and distant in modes more authentic than Rococo chinoiserie, harnessing the power of the imagination to envision and to escape.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Romanticism

    the name of the reactionary movement in literature and art at the close of last century and at the beginning of this against the cold and spiritless formalism and pseudo-classicism that then prevailed, and was more regardful of correctness of expression than truth of feeling and the claims of the emotional nature; has been defined as the "reproduction in modern art and literature of the life and thought of the Middle Ages."

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of romanticism in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of romanticism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of romanticism in a Sentence

  1. Clement Alexander Price:

    “We are drawn to the Harlem Renaissance because of the hope for black uplift and interracial interaction and empathy that it embodied and because there is a certain element of romanticism associated with the era’s creativity, its seemingly larger-than-life heroes and heroines, and its most brilliantly lit terrain, Harlem, USA.”

  2. Charles Bukowski:

    You begin saving the world by saving one person at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. To understand life To understand life, people look at mountains and waves - this is romanticism. To understand life, you need to look at a busy intersection - this is realism. You look at the crossroads and think where they are all in a hurry, after all, they do not have time to live, they are in a hurry to do stupid things, they hurry to their graves. 2. Selfishness of people A society entirely based on selfishness and disunity will have no future. A country that does not strive for progress is simply waiting for a salary. Selfishness is the suicide of a country. 3. People obsessed with selfishness do not know what reality looks like, since it is part of the soul, not matter. 4. Money destroyed quite a few couples Money destroyed many couples, many hearts and destinies. Money halves guilt and resentment. Like a bloody knife destroys a relationship, cuts off a lasting relationship by the roots. Pettiness becomes very important when money is everything. How long the relationship will last depends on the exchange rate. Choosing between a man and pettiness, they choose a trifle, especially a woman, because for them details and trifles, like a trifle in their pocket, are very important. 5. Comic matrix Man lives in illusions in the comical matrix of his absurd vices and paradoxical instincts. 6. Embedded logic The embedded logic is a thread of control of a person by manipulating his instincts and vices. 7. The world and the brain strives for the future, and the soul gets stuck in the past. The heart aches with the present. 8. Alone, we learn the depths of reality. 9. All our thinking becomes a mechanized formality of robotic consciousness. The technologization of logic, the improvement of the details of thinking due to the instincts that money controls. 10. Second and minute hands The second and minute hands subconsciously accelerate our internal aging of the brain. If the millisecond hand appears, aging will accelerate. The philosophy of the brain develops at the expense of the speed of a second. Time turns your whole life into a schedule. Seconds accelerate the evolutionary processes in our subconscious. Time is accelerating and this gives rise to selfishness in people. Time accelerates the processes of revealing the truth, and hypocrisy decays like a corpse. Time is a karmic schedule, from the trips of accidents, consisting of a plan of higher powers. Time is a logical chain of inevitability. Time is associated with our subconscious, a list of thought programs that shape character. Time is a way to control the future using embedded logic. 11. Monthly bloody drops of anger, overflow the cup of patience and lead to separation and destruction of marriage. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  4. Charles Baudelaire:

    To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art -- that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts.

  5. Charles Bukowski:

    You begin saving the world by saving one person at a time all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.

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