not involving love or romance:One way to ignore Valentine's Day is to do something on the anti-romantic end of the spectrum and watch some horror movies with other single friends.
characterized by or portraying a view of love and relationships that is practical rather than idealized, and often transactional or circumstantial:The anti-romantic comedy-drama espouses a frank and scathing view of sexual relations.
Sometimes anti-Romantic . in a style that is unlike or in opposition to the romantic style in music, art, literature, etc.: The composer’s works incorporate experimentalism in a way that is decidedly anti-romantic.
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How to use anti-romantic in a sentence
I discuss this at length in my recently published memoir The anti-romantic Child.
Nothing more nor less than the anti-romantic duties of a commissary.
The word positively exuded disillusionment; it was as anti-romantic as a notebook of Herbert Spencer.Poor Relations | Compton Mackenzie
But George Eliot, whatever may have been her preliminary enthusiasms,37 was radically and permanently anti-romantic.
But George Eliot, whatever may have been her preliminary enthusiasms, was radically and permanently anti-romantic.Aspects and Impressions | Edmund Gosse