unromantic

adjective
un·​ro·​man·​tic | \ ˌən-rō-ˈman-tik How to pronounce unromantic (audio) , -rə- \

Definition of unromantic

: not suitable for, conducive to, or given to romance or courtship : not romantic unromantic people an unromantic gesture She describes the extremely unromantic way she met her husband …— Sara Eckel

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Other Words from unromantic

unromantically \ ˌən-​rō-​ˈman-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce unromantic (audio) , -​rə-​ \ adverb

Examples of unromantic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unforgiven recasts the genre as a pitiless, almost pathologically unromantic realm populated by twits hoping to make their name and aged gunslingers who have to make peace with their bad pasts. Tim Grierson, Vulture, "Every Oscar Best Picture Winner, Ranked," 26 Apr. 2021 For too long they have been considered unromantic and pessimistic; a document foisted on a bride by a man of means who cares more about his assets than her happiness. Ginger Gentile, Forbes, "Prenups Are A Girl’s Best Friend," 6 Apr. 2021 Larry McMurtry, a prolific novelist and screenwriter who demythologized the American West with his unromantic depictions of life on the 19th-century frontier and in contemporary small-town Texas, died on Thursday. BostonGlobe.com, "Larry McMurtry, chronicler of an unalloyed American West, dies at 84," 26 Mar. 2021 Larry McMurtry, a prolific novelist and screenwriter who demythologized the American West with his unromantic depictions of life on the 19th-century frontier and in contemporary small-town Texas, died on Thursday at home in Archer City, Texas. New York Times, "Larry McMurtry, Novelist of the American West, Dies at 84," 26 Mar. 2021 Larry McMurtry, a prolific novelist and screenwriter who demythologized the American West with his unromantic depictions of life on the 19th-century frontier and in contemporary small-town Texas, died Thursday. Dwight Garner New York Times, Star Tribune, "Larry McMurtry, novelist of the American West, dies at 84," 26 Mar. 2021 One of the inner voices needed to grow leadership agility, The Agilist is pragmatic, unromantic and courageous. Chuen Chuen Yeo, Forbes, "Build Back Better: How Leaders Can Build A Better, More Equal Future In An Agile Way," 26 Feb. 2021 Kelly Reichardt’s radically unromantic tale of survival on the Oregon Trail sweats the details, focusing on the arduous day-to-day routines involved in moving across the Oregon high desert in search of a better life. Keith Phipps, Vulture, "The 50 Greatest Western Movies of All Time," 18 Jan. 2021 But grouse live here (and in less-idyllic places) for unromantic reasons. Dave Hurteau, Field & Stream, "How to Hunt Ruffed Grouse," 24 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of unromantic

1731, in the meaning defined above

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“Unromantic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unromantic. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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unromantic

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unromantic

: not suitable for romance or for creating romantic feelings
: not doing and saying things to show that you love someone
: describing or thinking about something in a realistic way

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