anti-romantic

adjective an·ti-ro·man·tic \ ˌan-tē-rō-ˈman-tik , -rə- , ˌan-tī- \
variants: or less commonly antiromantic

Definition of anti-romantic

: contradicting or rejecting romantic aesthetics or sensibilities
  • … this book of anti-romantic, practical advice about common life problems …
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Critics often identify the novel of manners with a Jamesian, antiromantic perspective, but one should remember that Jane Austen also wrote novels of manners, and there courtship always produces a "happily ever after."
  • —David R. Shumway

anti-romanticism

or less commonly antiromanticism play \ˌan-tē-rō-ˈman-tə-ˌsi-zəm, -rə-, ˌan-tī-\ noun
    • If anything defines the art of Weimar Germany it is an attitude of deliberate anti-romanticism, shared of course by the Bauhaus School; a hatred of sentimentality and pretense.
    • —Ian Buruma

First Known Use of anti-romantic

1768


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