AskDefine | Define romantic

Dictionary Definition

romantic adj
1 belonging to or characteristic of romanticism or the Romantic movement in the arts; "romantic poetry" [syn: romanticist, romanticistic]
2 expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance; "her amatory affairs"; "amorous glances"; "a romantic adventure"; "a romantic moonlight ride" [syn: amatory, amorous]
3 not sensible about practical matters; unrealistic; "as quixotic as a restoration of medieval knighthood"; "a romantic disregard for money"; "a wild-eyed dream of a world state" [syn: quixotic, wild-eyed]


1 a soulful or amorous idealist
2 an artist of the romantic period or someone influenced by romanticism [syn: romanticist] [ant: classicist]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • rō-măn'tĭk, /rəʊˈmæntɪk/, /r@U"m

Extensive Definition

Romance or romantic may refer to:
romantic in German: Romanze
romantic in French: Romance
romantic in Japanese: ロマン
romantic in Norwegian Nynorsk: Romantikk
romantic in Russian: Романс
romantic in Slovak: Romantika
romantic in Simple English: Romance
romantic in Tagalog: Romansa

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