Origin of romantic
Synonyms for romantic
Antonyms for romantic
Related Words for unromanticastute, businesslike, down-to-earth, earthy, hard, hard-boiled, hardheaded, levelheaded, matter-of-fact, objective, practical, pragmatic, pragmatical, prosaic, prudent, rational, real, reasonable, sane, sensible
Examples from the Web for unromantic
Contemporary Examples of unromantic
It would have been easy to pity—and forget—the women that Davis played: ordinary, working class, and unromantic.Ann B. Davis Was the Zesty Antidote to the Bradys
June 2, 2014
Tear out your guts and put them on the page, with scrupulous, faithful, unromantic honesty.Boys Don’t Cry: In Praise of Sentiment
Andrew Sean Greer
June 26, 2013
And Yahoo above all reminds us just how unromantic and unforgiving the golly-gee world of new technology is.Onetime Internet Darling Yahoo Now on a Deathwatch
January 5, 2012
Plus, lighter anecdotes from Rumsfeld's memoir, including his unromantic proposal and his take on Hurricane Katrina.Rumsfeld, Still Defiant
February 2, 2011
Historical Examples of unromantic
All here is half-European, unromantic, not very picturesque.Out-of-Doors in the Holy Land
Henry Van Dyke
To poor Mary this seemed to be most unromantic, most unpromising.Is He Popenjoy?
Swift in the wake of sorrow came the unromantic form of toil.St. Cuthbert's
Robert E. Knowles
It will do you good to stay a while with my good, methodical, unromantic wife.Ernest Linwood
Caroline Lee Hentz
Such things did not happen these unromantic days to musical celebrities.The Place of Honeymoons
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.).