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 unromantically (audio) , -​rə-​ \ adverb

Examples of unromantic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite this narrative not-so-sleight of hand, Bump’s ending still manages to be unexpected and unromantic, while containing so much love and hope. Tommy Orange, New York Times, "A Comic Coming-of-Age Novel Laced With Social Commentary," 4 Feb. 2020 Despite the somewhat unromantic nature of a movie based on a military excursion to capture two Somali warlords, my beloved seized my hand and held it for the entire film. Anonymous, refinery29.com, "The Date That Was My First Date Ever," 16 Feb. 2020 And yet the house itself was unromantic: a stolid Victorian villa, built of massive blocks of red sandstone, on a steep hill overlooking a small seaside town. Tessa Hadley, The New Yorker, "The Bunty Club," 21 Oct. 2019 Ah, Paris—is there anything unromantic about this city? Betsy Blumenthal, Condé Nast Traveler, "Inside the Most Romantic Hotel in Paris," 6 Feb. 2018 Full of imperfect lovers and dreamers, Love/Sick is an unromantic comedy for the romantic in everyone. Courant Community, "Community News For The Manchester Edition," 12 June 2018 Full of imperfect lovers and dreamers, Love/Sick is an unromantic comedy for the romantic in everyone. Courant Community, "Community News For The Manchester Edition," 12 June 2018 Full of imperfect lovers and dreamers, Love/Sick is an unromantic comedy for the romantic in everyone. Courant Community, "Community News For The Manchester Edition," 12 June 2018 Verbal consent doesn’t have to be a robotic, unromantic thing. Lauren Larson, GQ, "Your Gnarliest Questions About Consent, Answered," 31 May 2018

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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 5 Jun. 2020.

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unromantic

adjective
How to pronounce unromantic (audio)

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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