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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ro·man·tic /roˈmæntɪk, rə-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ro·man·tic a.
 1. Of or pertaining to romance; involving or resembling romance; hence, fanciful; marvelous; extravagant; unreal; as, a romantic tale; a romantic notion; a romantic undertaking.
    Can anything in nature be imagined more profane and impious, more absurd, and undeed romantic, than such a persuasion?   --South.
    Zeal for the good of one's country a party of men have represented as chimerical and romantic.   --Addison.
 2. Entertaining ideas and expectations suited to a romance; as, a romantic person; a romantic mind.
 3. Of or pertaining to the style of the Christian and popular literature of the Middle Ages, as opposed to the classical antique; of the nature of, or appropriate to, that style; as, the romantic school of poets.
 4. Characterized by strangeness or variety; suggestive of adventure; suited to romance; wild; picturesque; -- applied to scenery; as, a romantic landscape.
 Syn: -- Sentimental; fanciful; fantastic; fictitious; extravagant; wild; chimerical. See Sentimental.
 The romantic drama. See under Drama.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: belonging to or characteristic of romanticism or the
             Romantic movement in the arts; "romantic poetry" [syn:
              romanticist, romanticistic]
      2: expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance; "her
         amatory affairs"; "amorous glances"; "a romantic
         adventure"; "a romantic moonlight ride" [syn: amatory, amorous]
      3: not sensible about practical matters; unrealistic; "as
         quixotic as a restoration of medieval knighthood"; "a
         romantic disregard for money"; "a wild-eyed dream of a
         world state" [syn: quixotic, wild-eyed]
      n 1: a soulful or amorous idealist
      2: an artist of the romantic period or someone influenced by
         romanticism [syn: romanticist] [ant: classicist]