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[roh-man-tuh-sist] /roʊˈmæn tə sɪst/
an adherent of romanticism in literature or art (contrasted with classicist).
Origin of romanticist
First recorded in 1820-30; romantic + -ist
Related forms
romanticistic, adjective
antiromanticist, noun, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Strauss calls William “A romanticist on the throne of the Cæsars!”

    Blood and Iron John Hubert Greusel
  • Every artist is in some measure an innovator; for his own age he is a romanticist.

    The Gate of Appreciation Carleton Noyes
  • In Flaubert, a romanticist and a Naturalist at first were blended.

    Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
  • Yet no one would ever call Turgenev a romanticist, or Stevenson a realist.

  • John, who was a romanticist, had also the desire to step forward and harangue the public.

    The Growth of a Soul August Strindberg
  • That Galt was inferior to Scott as a romanticist is what no one would deny.

    The Entail

    John Galt
  • I am afraid I am too much of a musician not to be a romanticist.

    Egoists James Huneker
  • I am afraid I am too much of a musician not to be a romanticist.

    Friedrich Nietzsche Georg Brandes
  • The romanticist considered a moment, and then shook his head.

    The Eternal Boy Owen Johnson
  • The modern gourmand, or artist, is a romanticist, whether he will or no.

    The Feasts of Autolycus

    Elizabeth Robins Pennell
Word Origin and History for romanticist

1821; see romantic + -ist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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