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Definition of "romantic" []

  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of romance. (adjective)
  • Given to thoughts or feelings of romance. See Synonyms at sentimental. (adjective)
  • Displaying, expressive of, or conducive to love: a romantic atmosphere. (adjective)
  • Imaginative but impractical; visionary: romantic notions. (adjective)
  • Not based on fact; imaginary or fictitious: His memoirs were criticized as a romantic view of the past. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "romantic" in a sentence
  • "The term romantic is here used in a technical sense; that is, to distinguish the Shakespearian from the Classic Drama."
  • "But as Steve Chapman writes, the truth is that the term romantic boys is not an oxymoron."
  • "Your next film is "Nan Jing East Road," which you describe as a romantic comedy set against the backdrop of Taiwan's economic boom in the 1980s."