Definition of anti-romantic
- … 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 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