Adjective "unromantic" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Not romantic.
  1. 'The area around the old port is lovely and the cobbled back streets are worth exploring, but it's a pretty unromantic place, trying to live down its reputation as the drug capital of France.'
  2. 'Others, like The Good Samaritan, have a bitter humanity to them that will have even the most unromantic of you crying into your cappuccino.'
  3. 'Such advantages come with a price - the bigger world is a tougher, unromantic place, especially where huge businesses are involved.'
  4. 'I would've been scared of being accused of being unromantic or cheap.'
  5. 'Sandra's former husband denied he was unromantic adding: ‘I thought it would be quite a good present because she always liked gardening.’'
  6. 'Generally flooded by cold lighting, Boyd's and Piper's stage provided a ferociously unromantic setting for this most famous of romantic tragedies.'
  7. 'Ian Storey as Erik looks unromantic, but acquits himself well in this uncharacteristically Italianate role.'
  8. 'And that was the most unromantic start to any affair, but it's what happened.'
  9. 'The by-law proposal is only the product of the utterly unromantic and dreary administrative process of harmonizing all the old bylaws left over from the pre-amalgamated municipalities that now make up Toronto.'
  10. 'Here is an unromantic love poem for your enjoyment.'


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)

"substitutes can be unromantic."

"works can be unromantic."

"truths can be unromantic."

"transitions can be unromantic."

"supplanters can be unromantic."

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