Romance vs. Romantic

Romance vs. Romantic — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Romance and Romantic

Romancenoun

A love affair

His romance with her lasted only a month.

Romanticadjective

Having, showing, expressive of, or conducive to feelings of love or romance

met a romantic stranger.a café with a romantic atmosphere.

Romancenoun

Ardent emotional attachment or involvement between people; love

They kept the romance alive in their marriage for 35 years.

Romanticadjective

Imaginative but impractical; visionary

romantic notions of turning downtown into a giant garden.

Romancenoun

A strong, sometimes short-lived attachment, fascination, or enthusiasm for something

a childhood romance with the sea.

Romanticadjective

Not based on fact; idealized or fictitious

His memoirs were criticized as a romantic view of the past.
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Romancenoun

A mysterious or fascinating quality or appeal, as of something adventurous, heroic, or strangely beautiful

"These fine old guns often have a romance clinging to them" (Richard Jeffries).

Romanticadjective

Of, relating to, or characteristic of artistic romance

the romantic exploits of the young hero.

Romancenoun

A long medieval narrative in prose or verse that tells of the adventures and heroic exploits of chivalric heroes

an Arthurian romance.

Romanticadjective

often Romantic Of or characteristic of romanticism in the arts.

Romancenoun

A long fictitious tale of heroes and extraordinary or mysterious events, usually set in a distant time or place.

Romanticnoun

A romantic person.

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Romancenoun

The class of literature constituted by such tales.

Romanticnoun

often Romantic A follower or adherent of romanticism.

Romancenoun

An artistic work, such as a novel, story, or film, that deals with sexual love, especially in an idealized form.

Romanticadjective

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.

Romancenoun

The class or style of such works.

Romanticadjective

(obsolete) Fictitious, imaginary.

Romancenoun

A fictitiously embellished account or explanation

We have been given speculation and romance instead of the facts.

Romanticadjective

Fantastic, unrealistic (of an idea etc.); fanciful, sentimental, impractical (of a person).

Mary sighed, knowing her ideals were far too romantic to work in reality.

Romancenoun

(Music) A lyrical, tender, usually sentimental song or short instrumental piece.

Romanticadjective

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.

Romancenoun

Romance The Romance languages.

Romanticadjective

Pertaining to an idealised form of love (originally, as might be felt by the heroes of a romance); conducive to romance; loving, affectionate.

Their kiss started casually, but it slowly turned romantic.

Romanceadjective

Romance Of, relating to, or being any of the languages that developed from Latin, including Italian, French, Portuguese, Romanian, and Spanish.

Romanticadjective

alternative form of Romantic

Romanceverb

To think or behave in a romantic manner

a couple romancing in the moonlight.

Romanticnoun

A person with romantic character (a character like those of the knights in a mythic romance).

Romanceverb

To court, woo, or try to arouse the romantic interest of.

Romanticnoun

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.

Romanceverb

To have a love affair with.

Romanticnoun

a soulful or amorous idealist

Romanceverb

To try to persuade, as with flattery or incentives

a candidate who romanced the party's delegates for votes.

Romanticnoun

an artist of the romantic period or someone influenced by romanticism

Romancenoun

A story relating to chivalry; a story involving knights, heroes, adventures, quests, etc.

Romanticadjective

belonging to or characteristic of romanticism or the Romantic movement in the arts;

romantic poetry

Romancenoun

An intimate relationship between two people; a love affair.

Romanticadjective

expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance;

her amatory affairsamorous glancesa romantic adventurea romantic moonlight ride

Romancenoun

A strong obsession or attachment for something or someone.

Romanticadjective

not sensible about practical matters; unrealistic;

as quixotic as a restoration of medieval knighthooda romantic disregard for moneya wild-eyed dream of a world state

Romancenoun

Idealized love which is pure or beautiful.

Romancenoun

A mysterious, exciting, or fascinating quality.

Romancenoun

A story or novel dealing with idealized love.

Romancenoun

An embellished account of something; an idealized lie.

Romancenoun

An adventure, or series of extraordinary events, resembling those narrated in romances.

His life was a romance.

Romancenoun

A dreamy, imaginative habit of mind; a disposition to ignore what is real.

She was so full of romance she would forget what she was supposed to be doing.

Romancenoun

(music) A romanza, or sentimental ballad.

Romanceverb

(transitive) To woo; to court.

Romanceverb

(intransitive) To write or tell romantic stories, poetry, letters, etc.

Romanceverb

(intransitive) To talk extravagantly and imaginatively; to build castles in the air.

Romancenoun

a relationship between two lovers

Romancenoun

an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure)

Romancenoun

the group of languages derived from Latin

Romancenoun

a story dealing with love

Romancenoun

a novel dealing with idealized events remote from everyday life

Romanceverb

make amorous advances towards;

John is courting Mary

Romanceverb

have a love affair with

Romanceverb

talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions;

The guys always try to chat up the new secretariesMy husband never flirts with other women

Romanceverb

tell romantic or exaggerated lies;

This author romanced his trip to an exotic country

Romanceadjective

relating to languages derived from Latin;

Romance languages