Romantic

Definition of Romantic

Ro`man´tic
a.1.Of or pertaining to romance; involving or resembling romance; hence, fanciful; marvelous; extravagant; unreal; as, a romantic tale; a romantic notion; a romantic undertaking.
Can anything in nature be imagined more profane and impious, more absurd, and undeed romantic, than such a persuasion?
- South.
Zeal for the good of one's country a party of men have represented as chimerical and romantic.
- Addison.
2.Entertaining ideas and expectations suited to a romance; as, a romantic person; a romantic mind.
3.Of or pertaining to the style of the Christian and popular literature of the Middle Ages, as opposed to the classical antique; of the nature of, or appropriate to, that style; as, the romantic school of poets.
4.Characterized by strangeness or variety; suggestive of adventure; suited to romance; wild; picturesque; - applied to scenery; as, a romantic landscape.
The romantic drama
See under Drama.

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