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romantic

adjective uk   /rəʊˈmæn.tɪk/ /rəˈ-/ us    /roʊˈmæn.t̬ɪk/
B1 relating to love or a close loving relationship: 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 looking beautiful and so on. exciting and mysterious and having a strong effect on your emotions: 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 real life: She has a romantic idea of what it's like to be a struggling young artist.
romantically
adverb uk   /-tɪ.kəl.i/ us  

romantic

noun [C] uk   /rəʊˈmæn.tɪk/ /rəˈ-/ us    /roʊˈmæn.t̬ɪk/ mainly disapproving
someone who is not practical and has ideas that are not related to real life: You're a hopeless/incurable romantic.
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