pseudoromantic love

Definitions

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  • adj. Spuriously romantic; schmaltzy.

Etymologies

pseudo- +‎ romantic (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • There were also the inevitable false starts of a writer who acquires both ambition and inspiration from other literatures and civilizations, and then flounders with derivative literary forms that cannot accommodate his particular experience of the world: Narayan's first writing efforts, like those of many other Indian writers, were poetic prose pieces with titles like "Divine Music": the kind of pseudoromantic thing that, produced too frequently by Indians, had provoked Kipling into stridently mocking the semi-Anglicized native.

    The Great Narayan

  • The idea of an opportunity to recuperate the archeological vein, both in music and liturgy, of a past, from which the so called “oxen centuries” (seculi bui) of the Council of Trent separated it … .. in short an archeology which has nothing at all to do with Tradition and which wishes to restore something which maybe never existed, is a bit similar to certain churches restored in the “pseudoromantic” style of Viollet-le-Duc.

    Interview with Domenico Bartolucci

  • The idea of an opportunity to recuperate the archeological vein, both in music and liturgy, of a past, from which the so called “oxen centuries” seculi bui of the Council of Trent separated it ….. in short an archeology which has nothing at all to do with Tradition and which wishes to restore something which maybe never existed, is a bit similar to certain churches restored in the “pseudoromantic” style of Viollet-le-Duc.

    A bombshell of an interview. Mons. Domenico Bartolucci on the liturgical reforms and the reform of the reform.

  • Stop that pseudoromantic idea that people can do whatever they want.

    Kids Who Kill

  • Scorpio Rising (1963), a groundbreaking sendup of American myth, machismo, and marketing, featuring a leather-clad biker gang and pseudoromantic AM radio hits like "Blue Velvet."

    SF Weekly | Complete Issue

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