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