un·​ro·​man·​tic ˌən-rō-ˈman-tik How to pronounce unromantic (audio)
: 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
unromantically adverb

Examples of unromantic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Millennials bring an unromantic prudence to such choices that often surprises their parents. Neil Howe, Fortune, 18 July 2023 How could a film turn such a simple, unromantic word into one of the most gut-wrenching expressions of love ever to be uttered on screen? Kori Williams, Seventeen, 20 Jan. 2023 Despite the title, neuroscientist Ellard is decidedly unromantic about deconstructing both natural and human-made environments into components that trigger specific cognitive responses. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, 26 Aug. 2015 Enter the ungainly, decidedly unromantic Alto-Shaam, a single-compartment unit, which looks an R2-D2 droid equipped with a fire box that burns wood chips. Tim Carman, Washington Post, 9 Jan. 2023 Such furious deconstruction might seem unromantic, a reductionist approach to nature’s grand design. Pamela Weintraub, Discover Magazine, 1 July 2012 As the director is wont to do, the film's anniversary is being commemorated with a spiffy restoration—as well as a deeply unromantic feature on buoyancy and hypothermia?—that will run in theaters on Valentine’s Day weekend. Jessie Heyman, Vogue, 19 Dec. 2022 So forgive this unromantic suggestion in the wake of the San Francisco 49ers securing the NFC West championship Thursday night in Seattle: Their defense deserves the love. Ron Kroichick, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 Dec. 2022 The novel offers an unromantic yet empathetic close-up of a writer forced to face what his self-absorption had inflicted on his household. Lyndall Gordon, WSJ, 27 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1731, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unromantic was in 1731

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“Unromantic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unromantic. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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