aromantic

adjective

aro·​man·​tic ˌā-rō-ˈman-tik How to pronounce aromantic (audio)
-rə-ˈman-
: having little or no romantic feeling toward others : experiencing little or no romantic desire or attraction
And being aromantic doesn't mean you can't experience other types of love or develop strong connections to others, [Bella] DePaulo points out. It also doesn't mean you can't or don't want to be in a relationship.Anna Medaris Miller
aromantic noun
plural aromantics
Aromantics may have sexual feelings or be asexual, but they do not have romantic feelings. Elizabeth Brake
aromanticism noun
Like asexuality, aromanticism is an orientation. Elizabeth Brake

Examples of aromantic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The colors represent: Black and white: Represent an absence of gender Gray: Semi-genderlessness Green: Non-binary genders 18 Aromantic Flag Someone who is aromantic may have little or no romantic attraction to others. Kori Williams, Seventeen, 23 Mar. 2023 Is there an aromantic pride flag? Leah Campano, Seventeen, 29 Dec. 2022 What is aromantic? David Oliver, USA TODAY, 14 June 2021 The aromantic umbrella also includes the following: Demiromantic: These individuals do not feel a romantic attraction to someone until there is a deep emotional connection. Ashley Oken, Women's Health, 12 Mar. 2023 Delegate Lily Qi of Montgomery County introduced a bill that renames the Commission on LGBTQ Affairs to the Commission on LGBTQIA+ Affairs, adding letters for intersex, asexual, agender, aromantic and additional identities. Maya Lora, Baltimore Sun, 8 Mar. 2023 This round of additions doesn’t include any major game-changers, players said, although a few three-letter words, including bae (a slang term of endearment) and aro (an abbreviation for aromantic), add new possibilities to the game board. Justine McDaniel, Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2022 The green in aromantic flags celebrate people who don’t experience romantic attraction in their lives. Kiersten Willis, ajc, 8 June 2022 Eagle-eyed and educated viewers have noted that the character on the show seemingly falls into asexual and aromantic spectrums, which Oseman later confirmed herself. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, 7 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

2004, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aromantic was in 2004

Dictionary Entries Near aromantic

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“Aromantic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aromantic. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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