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English definition of “romantic”

romantic

adjective     /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.Loving and in love exciting and mysterious and having a strong effect on your emotions : We thought that Egypt was an incredibly romantic country .Exciting and interesting 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 .Useless and futile romantically     /-tɪ.kəl.i/ adverb
(Definition of romantic adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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