Definition of romanticism
1 often capitalized a (1) : a literary, artistic, and philosophical movement originating in the 18th century, characterized chiefly by a reaction against neoclassicism and an emphasis on the imagination and emotions, and marked especially in English literature by sensibility and the use of autobiographical material, an exaltation of the primitive and the common man, an appreciation of external nature, an interest in the remote, a predilection for melancholy, and the use in poetry of older verse forms (2) : an aspect of romanticism b : adherence to a romantic attitude or style
2 : the quality or state of being romantic
romanticistplay \-sist\ noun often capitalized
Examples of romanticism in a sentence
Try not to discourage the romanticism of college students.
First Known Use of romanticism
ROMANTICISM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of romanticism for English Language Learners
Romanticism : a style of art, literature, etc., during the late 18th and early 19th centuries that emphasized the imagination and emotions
: the quality or state of being impractical or unrealistic : romantic feelings or ideas
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