I. adjective Etymology: French romantique, from obsolete romant romance, from Old French romanz Date: 1650 1. consisting of or resembling a romance 2. having no basis in fact ; imaginary 3. impractical in conception or plan ; visionary 4. a. marked by the imaginative or emotional appeal of what is heroic, adventurous, remote, mysterious, or idealized b. often capitalized of, relating to, or having the characteristics of romanticism c. of or relating to music of the 19th century characterized by an emphasis on subjective emotional qualities and freedom of form; also of or relating to a composer of this music 5. a. having an inclination for romance ; responsive to the appeal of what is idealized, heroic, or adventurous b. marked by expressions of love or affection c. conducive to or suitable for lovemaking 6. of, relating to, or constituting the part of the hero especially in a light comedy • romantically adverb II. noun Date: 1679 1. a romantic person, trait, or component 2. capitalized a romantic writer, artist, or composer

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