Ro*man"tic (?), a. [F. romantique, fr. OF. romant. See Romance.]
Of or pertaining to romance; involving or resembling romance; hence, fanciful; marvelous; extravagant; unreal; as, a romantic tale; a romantic notion; a romantic undertaking.
Can anything in nature be imagined more profane and impious, more absurd, and undeed romantic, than such a persuasion?
Zeal for the good of one's country a party of men have represented as chimerical and romantic.
Entertaining ideas and expectations suited to a romance; as, a romantic person; a romantic mind.
Of or pertaining to the style of the Christian and popular literature of the Middle Ages, as opposed to the classical antique; of the nature of, or appropriate to, that style; as, the romantic school of poets.
Characterized by strangeness or variety; suggestive of adventure; suited to romance; wild; picturesque; -- applied to scenery; as, a romantic landscape.
Syn. -- Sentimental; fanciful; fantastic; fictitious; extravagant; wild; chimerical. See Sentimental.
The romantic drama. See under Drama.
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