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"romantic" in British English

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romanticadjective

uk   /rəʊˈmæn.tɪk/ /rəˈmæn.tɪk/  us   /roʊˈmæn.t̬ɪk/
B1 relating to ​love or a ​closelovingrelationship: a romantic novel/​comedy You used to be so romantic, but now you never ​tell me that you ​love me. I ​suppose he is ​quite romantic - he ​sends me ​flowers on my ​birthday and ​tells me I'm ​lookingbeautiful and so on.
exciting and ​mysterious and having a ​strongeffect on ​youremotions: We ​thought that Egypt was an ​incredibly romantic ​country.
C2 sometimes disapproving not ​practical and having a lot of ​ideas that are not ​related to ​reallife: She has a romantic idea of what it's like to be a ​strugglingyoungartist.

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adverb uk   /rəʊˈmæn.tɪ.kəl.i/ /rəˈmæn.tɪ.kəl.i/  us   /roʊˈmæn.t̬ɪ.kəl.i/

romanticnoun [C]

uk   /rəʊˈmæn.tɪk/ /rəˈmæn.tɪk/  us   /roʊˈmæn.t̬ɪk/ mainly disapproving
(Definition of romantic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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romanticadjective

 us   /roʊˈmæn·tɪk/
relating to ​love or to an ​affectionate, ​lovingrelationship: a romantic ​comedy/​novel
If something is romantic, it is ​exciting and ​mysterious and has a ​strongeffect on ​youremotions: I ​think Egypt is an ​incredibly romantic ​country.
Romantic ​ideas and ​people are not ​practical or ​related to ​reallife: She has a romantic ​idea of what it’s like to be an ​actor.
romantic
noun [C]  us   /roʊˈmæn·tɪk/
You’re such an ​old-fashioned romantic, always ​bringing me ​flowers.
romantically
adverb  us   /roʊˈmæn·tɪ·kli/
Their ​names have been romantically ​linked.
(Definition of romantic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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