an adherent of romanticism in literature or art (contrasted with classicist).

Origin of romanticist

First recorded in 1820–30; romantic + -ist
Related formsro·man·ti·cis·tic, adjectivean·ti·ro·man·ti·cist, noun, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for romanticist

Historical Examples of romanticist

  • 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.

  • 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

Word Origin and History for romanticist

1821; see romantic + -ist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper