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1. 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? (south) Zeal for the good of one's country a party of men have represented as chimerical and romantic. (Addison)

2. Entertaining ideas and expectations suited to a romance; as, a romantic person; a romantic mind.

3. 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.

4. Characterised by strangeness or variety; suggestive of adventure; suited to romance; wild; picturesque; applied to scenery; as, a romantic landscape.

Synonym: sentimental, fanciful, fantastic, fictitious, extravagant, wild, chimerical.

Origin: F. Romantique, fr. OF. Romant. See Romance.

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