Definition of “romantic” - English Dictionary

“romantic” in British English

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romanticadjective

uk /rəʊˈmæn.tɪk/ /rəˈmæn.tɪk/ 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.

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romantically
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)

“romantic” in American English

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romanticadjective

us /roʊˈmæn·tɪk/

If something is romantic, it is exciting and mysterious and has a strong effect on your emotions:

I think Egypt is an incredibly romantic country.

Romantic ideas and people are not practical or related to real life:

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)