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

 ro·man·ti·cism /roˈmæntəˌsɪzəm, rə-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ro·man·ti·cism n.  A fondness for romantic characteristics or peculiarities; specifically, in modern literature, an aiming at romantic effects; -- applied to the productions of a school of writers who sought to revive certain medi░val forms and methods in opposition to the so-called classical style.
    He [Lessing] may be said to have begun the revolt from pseudo-classicism in poetry, and to have been thus unconsciously the founder of romanticism.   --Lowell.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: impractical romantic ideals and attitudes
      2: a movement in literature and art during the late 18th and
         early 19th centuries that celebrated nature rather than
         civilization; "romanticism valued imagination and emotion
         over rationality" [ant: classicism]
      3: an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or
         adventure) [syn: romance]