anti-romantic

adjective

an·​ti-ro·​man·​tic
ˌan-tē-rō-ˈman-tik,
-rə-,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-romantic (audio)
variants or less commonly antiromantic
: 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 noun
or less commonly antiromanticism
ˌan-tē-rō-ˈman-tə-ˌsi-zəm,
-rə-,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-romantic (audio)
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

Word History

First Known Use

1768, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-romantic was in 1768

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Cite this Entry

“Anti-romantic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-romantic. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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