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

First recorded in 1820–30; romantic + -ist
Related formsro·man·ti·cis·tic, adjectivean·ti·ro·man·ti·cist, noun, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • 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.

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