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romantic

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of romantic

  1. 1 excitingly or mysteriously unusual <she dreamed of meeting a tall, romantic stranger who would introduce her to a life of adventure> Synonyms bizarro, fantastic (also fantastical), glamorous (also glamourous), marvelous (or marvellous), outlandish, exotic, strangeRelated Words colorful, picture-book, picturesque, quaint; alien, foreign; dark, distant, faraway, remote; alluring, captivating, enchanting, fascinating, magicalAntonyms familiar, nonexotic, nonglamorous, plain-Jane, unexotic, unglamorous, unromantic

  2. 2 having or marked by a tendency to be guided more by ideals than by reality <a workshop intended to disabuse would-be innkeepers of the romantic notion that running a bed-and-breakfast is easy> Synonyms idealist, quixotic, quixotical, idealistic, starry, starry-eyed, utopian, visionaryRelated Words impractical, unrealistic; crusading, messianic, zealous; dewy-eyed, moonstruck, moony, sentimental, tender-minded; hopeful, optimistic, Pollyannaish (also Pollyannish), rosy, upbeat; doctrinaire, ideological (also ideologic)Near Antonyms hardheaded, hard-nosed, tough-minded, unsentimental; practical, pragmatic (also pragmatical), realisticAntonyms clear-eyed, clear-sighted




romantic

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of romantic

  1. one whose conduct is guided more by the image of perfection than by the real world <she's a hopeless romantic who believes that her one true love is somewhere waiting to be found> Synonyms Don Quixote, dreamer, fantast, idealizer, ideologue (also idealogue), idealist, romanticist, utopian, visionaryRelated Words emotionalist, sentimentalist; daydreamer, fantasizer, woolgatherer; Micawber, optimist, Pollyanna; do-gooder, reformer; perfectionist; doctrinaire, theorist, thinkerNear Antonyms cynic, defeatist, pessimist; empiric, empiricistAntonyms hardnose, pragmatist, realist




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