Adjective "romantic" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/rə(ʊ)ˈmantɪk/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Conducive to or characterized by the expression of love.
  1. 'On our last evening in Maui, Daniel had prepared a very romantic, candlelit dinner on the shore.'
  2. 'Idea of a romantic evening: I love nice, quiet dinners either at home or where there is a beautiful view of a mountainside, beach or even the city skyline.'
  3. 'Dining on the results by candlelight, drawn even closer together by adversity - one of the most romantic dinners we'd ever had.'
  4. 'She rifled through her lover's credit-card receipts and found charges for bouquets of flowers and dinners at romantic restaurants.'
  5. 'Should you go for the same old dozen red roses, a box of chocolates and dinner out in a romantic eatery?'
  6. 'A beautiful woman, home alone, begins to set the dinner table for a romantic meal: candles, roses, a bottle of champagne.'
  7. 'Nevertheless, James and Sylvia's connection counts as a love story, running as deep as any other romantic couple's, only in a different direction.'
  8. 'He struck me as a sincere and romantic person that hadn't had the chance to find love and instead had enjoyed the attention the women had lavished on him.'
  9. 'One sip and you know why romantic women fall in love with dark, pensive strangers.'
  10. 'Mum used to say he was a very romantic person, but he may not have been in the family long, because he wasn't much of a fatherly person.'
  11. 'He was an old romantic fool at heart, that one, and he believed in marriage as a legally binding and not even entirely necessary act between soul mates.'
  12. 'her romantic adventures'
  13. 'Romantic complications arise when Erica is also pursued by Harry's charming 30-something doctor.'
  14. 'A young sea captain's future is transformed as he encounters mutiny, adventure and a beautiful fugitive in this romantic thriller set during an epic voyage to Shanghai.'
  15. 'She struck up a romantic relationship with a young Italian man living in the apartment below and made friends easily.'
  16. 'Do you work in a laid-back office where people wouldn't really care about what you do with your romantic life?'
  17. 'In the course of their investigation, Berlin begins to develop a romantic attachment to Helena.'
  18. 'His social diary was crammed but on the romantic front he was making no headway at all.'
Of, characterized by, or suggestive of an idealized view of reality.
  1. 'some romantic dream of country peace'
  2. 'Some seek to resurrect old systems of local government that may have had some utility in the past - in reality or in romantic imagination.'
  3. 'At the same time, he has no romantic illusions about mobsters.'
  4. 'These and other documentaries take the shape of his romantic worldview: idealised individuals try to overcome something or make order from chaos.'
  5. 'In contrast to liberty, equality is an almost intangible romantic dream, to be realized sometime in the future.'
  6. 'I concluded that many historians and political scientists have an overly simple and romantic view of the political process.'
  7. 'The sly hint is that this belongs - like so many 1960s attitudes - back in the romantic 1840s of an idealistic, bygone century.'
  8. 'As an historian - certainly as a woman - she had not the slightest romantic illusions about the realities of human life during the long childhood of the species.'
  9. 'Young clerks and farmers believed the romantic dream of the self-made man and refashioned themselves as rugged individualists armed and equipped for a fresh start in the frontier west.'
Relating to or denoting the movement of romanticism.
  1. 'One of the beacons of the Romantic reform movement, Hugo was among the most fervent partisans of English drama during the Restoration period in France.'
  2. 'Scribe must also be seen in terms of the wider Romantic movement.'
  3. 'Her colours, particularly in Romantic and French Impressionistic repertoire, were quite scintillating.'
  4. 'Under the influence of what is conventionally called the Romantic movement, a new interest in history and the arts of the past took shape.'
  5. 'This survey of British Romantic poet and painter William Blake includes more than 200 works.'
  6. 'Today's collectors are drawn to both period and contemporary fantasy paintings, drawings and prints in this Romantic mode.'

noun

A person with romantic beliefs or attitudes.
  1. '‘We were considered the clowns, the dreamers, the romantics,’ he adds.'
  2. '‘Despite society's best efforts - or perhaps because of them - most teenagers are romantics at heart,’ Anne replied calmly.'
  3. 'I'm trying to say that I didn't mean anything by saying girls are helpless romantics but it is true, mind you.'
  4. 'The desert has inspired romantics for centuries and a dinner at sundown with the gentle breezes of the open desert, with just the stars and the setting sun for company is an experience.'
  5. 'But who are the romantics out there who believe true love can survive in the face of the new social construct of independence?'
A writer or artist of the Romantic movement.
  1. 'By contrast, the French Romantics were fascinated by the figure of the obsessed alchemist.'
  2. 'They prepared the way for the Romantics to take up poetry as prophecy, the poet as prophet.'
  3. 'Writers like the Romantics, who found mystery in the commonplace and saw the universal in each individual's experience, remind us to hope.'
  4. 'Collins says that the Romantics taught us to look for and to believe in the poet behind the words.'
  5. 'But Romantics, and modernists after them, needed to believe that genius in its own time is always neglected, misunderstood, etc.'
  6. 'The Romantics turned self-destruction into a literary convention, further weakening the stigma attached to the act.'
  7. 'The love of irony, of contradiction and the strange, founds and haunts modern literature, beginning with the German Romantics.'

Definitions

1. of, relating to, or of the nature of romance; characteristic or suggestive of the world of romance: a romantic adventure.

2. fanciful; impractical; unrealistic: romantic ideas.

3. imbued with or dominated by idealism, a desire for adventure, chivalry, etc.

4. characterized by a preoccupation with love or by the idealizing of love or one's beloved.

5. displaying or expressing love or strong affection.

6. ardent; passionate; fervent.

7. (usually initial capital letter) of

More examples(as adjective)

"views can be romantic for somes."

"traditions can be romantic in senses."

"towers can be romantic with additions."

"people can be romantic in/at/on days."

"people can be romantic for roles."

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Origin

Mid 17th century (referring to the characteristics of romance in a narrative): from archaic romaunt ‘tale of chivalry’, from an Old French variant of romanz (see romance).