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–romanticismor less commonly
antiromanticismplay \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
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