Of or pertaining to a romantic tendency or character.
Of a work of literature, a writer etc.: being like or having the characteristics of a romance, or poetic tale of a mythic or quasi-historical time; fantastic. from 17th c.
Fictitious, imaginary. 17th-20th c.
Fantastic, unrealistic (of an idea etc.); fanciful, sentimental, impractical (of a person). from 17th c.
“Mary sighed, knowing her ideals were far too romantic to work in reality.”
Having the qualities of romance (in the sense of something appealing deeply to the imagination); invoking on a powerfully sentimental idea of life; evocative, atmospheric. from 17th c.
Pertaining to an idealised form of love (originally, as might be felt by the heroes of a romance); conducive to romance; loving, affectionate. from 18th c.
“Their kiss started casually, but it slowly turned romantic.”
alternative form of Romanticfrom 18th c.
A person with romantic character (a character like those of the knights in a mythic romance).
A person who is behaving romantically (in a manner befitting someone who feels an idealized form of love).
“Oh, flowers! You’re such a romantic.”