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romantic

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of romantic

  1. 1 excitingly or mysteriously unusual she dreamed of meeting a tall, romantic stranger who would introduce her to a life of adventure Synonyms bizarro, fantastic (also fantastical), glamorous (also glamourous), marvelous (or marvellous), outlandish, exotic, strangeRelated Words colorful, picture-book, picturesque, quaint; alien, foreign; dark, distant, faraway, remote; alluring, captivating, enchanting, fascinating, magicalAntonyms familiar, nonexotic, nonglamorous, plain-Jane, unexotic, unglamorous, unromantic

  2. 2 having or marked by a tendency to be guided more by ideals than by reality a workshop intended to disabuse would-be innkeepers of the romantic notion that running a bed-and-breakfast is easy Synonyms idealist, quixotic, quixotical, idealistic, starry, starry-eyed, utopian, visionaryRelated Words impractical, unrealistic; crusading, messianic, zealous; dewy-eyed, moonstruck, moony, sentimental, tender-minded; hopeful, optimistic, Pollyannaish (also Pollyannish), rosy, upbeat; doctrinaire, ideological (also ideologic)Near Antonyms hardheaded, hard-nosed, tough-minded, unsentimental; practical, pragmatic (also pragmatical), realisticAntonyms clear-eyed, clear-sighted


romantic

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of romantic

  1. one whose conduct is guided more by the image of perfection than by the real world she's a hopeless romantic who believes that her one true love is somewhere waiting to be found Synonyms Don Quixote, dreamer, fantast, idealizer, ideologue (also idealogue), idealist, romanticist, utopian, visionaryRelated Words emotionalist, sentimentalist; daydreamer, fantasizer, woolgatherer; Micawber, optimist, Pollyanna; do-gooder, reformer; perfectionist; doctrinaire, theorist, thinkerNear Antonyms cynic, defeatist, pessimist; empiric, empiricistAntonyms hardnose, pragmatist, realist


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