Origin of romantic
Synonyms for romantic
Antonyms for romantic
Related Words for romanticexotic, whimsical, glamorous, amorous, fascinating, colorful, exciting, fantastic, charming, dreamy, tender, erotic, fanciful, maudlin, corny, mysterious, nostalgic, passionate, adventurous, utopian
Examples from the Web for romantic
Contemporary Examples of romantic
Within a few swipes, I was already feeling that burst of romantic optimism you need the first day of the (Christian) new year.My Week on Jewish Tinder
January 5, 2015
Yet, what my peers do not realize – or cannot handle – is that rejection is a necessary part of forging a romantic relationships.
In a romantic relationship, facing humiliation or awkwardness is a strong possibility.
So much of what is considered “romantic” is actually inappropriate, pressuring, or unnerving.Public Marriage Proposals Must Die
December 28, 2014
One is time in romantic relationships, and one is time in family.Coffee Talk with Ethan Hawke: On ‘Boyhood,’ Jennifer Lawrence, and Bill Clinton’s Urinal Exchange
December 27, 2014
Historical Examples of romantic
"That's what your romantic boy out of a book has done," said Charles Merchant.Way of the Lawless
But what was all this to the romantic uncertainty as to what lay beyond!
That is romantic imagination; and the mischief it does is incalculable.A Treatise on Parents and Children
George Bernard Shaw
This was not altogether because of her mother's romantic past, but because of her own manners and clothes.Quaint Courtships
All we're asking you to do, is not to go about imitating him with his romantic talk!The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
Word Origin for romantic
1650s, "of the nature of a literary romance," from French romantique, from Middle French romant "a romance," oblique case of Old French romanz "verse narrative" (see romance (n.)).
As a literary style, opposed to classical since before 1812; in music, from 1885. Meaning "characteristic of an ideal love affair" (such as usually formed the subject of literary romances) is from 1660s. Meaning "having a love affair as a theme" is from 1960. Related: Romantical (1670s); romantically. Cf. romanticism.
"an adherent of romantic virtues in literature," 1827, from romantic (adj.).