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verb (used with object), ro·man·ti·cized, ro·man·ti·ciz·ing.
- to make romantic; invest with a romantic character: Many people romanticize the role of an editor.
verb (used without object), ro·man·ti·cized, ro·man·ti·ciz·ing.
- to hold romantic notions, ideas, etc.
Also especially British, ro·man·ti·cise.Related formsro·man·ti·ci·za·tion, nouno·ver·ro·man·ti·cize, verb, o·ver·ro·man·ti·cized, o·ver·ro·man·ti·ciz·ing.un·ro·man·ti·cized, adjective
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for un-romanticized
Derived Formsromanticization or romanticisation, noun
- (intr) to think or act in a romantic way
- (tr) to interpret according to romantic precepts
- to make or become romantic, as in style
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Word Origin and History for un-romanticized
1818, from romantic + -ize. Related: Romanticized; romanticizing.
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