1) ADJ-GRADED Someone who is romantic or does romantic things says and does things that make their wife, husband, girlfriend, or boyfriend feel special and loved.

When we're together, all he talks about is business. I wish he were more romantic...

They enjoyed a romantic dinner for two at one of their favourite restaurants.

Derived words:
romantically [[t]roʊmæ̱ntɪkli[/t]] ADV-GRADED

He lived with his pretty wife Helga - his barge was romantically called after her.

2) ADJ: ADJ n Romantic means connected with sexual love.

...his early romantic experiences...

He was not interested in a romantic relationship with Ingrid.

Derived words:
romantically ADV

We are not romantically involved.

3) ADJ: ADJ n A romantic play, film, or story describes or represents a love affair.

It is a lovely romantic comedy, well worth seeing.

...romantic novels.

4) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n (disapproval) If you say that someone has a romantic view or idea of something, you are critical of them because their view of it is unrealistic and they think that thing is better or more exciting than it really is.

He has a romantic view of rural society...

I don't have any romantic notions about having a baby. It's a really tough job.

Derived words:
romantically ADV-GRADED

They suffered from tuberculosis, then still romantically called consumption.

A romantic is a person who has romantic views.

You're a hopeless romantic.

5) ADJ-GRADED Something that is romantic is beautiful in a way that strongly affects your feelings.

Seacliff House is one of the most romantic ruins in Scotland.

...romantic images from travel brochures.

Derived words:
romantically ADV-GRADED

...the romantically named, but very muddy, Cave of the Wild Horses.

6) ADJ: ADJ n Romantic means connected with the artistic movement of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries which was concerned with the expression of the individual's feelings and emotions.

...the poems and prose of the English romantic poets.

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