from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One imbued with romanticism; a romantic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who advocates romanticism in modern literature.

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  • noun An advocate or follower of romanticism.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an artist of the Romantic Movement or someone influenced by Romanticism
  • noun someone who indulges in excessive sentimentality
  • adjective belonging to or characteristic of Romanticism or the Romantic Movement in the arts


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  • I prefer to think of Cowper as a naturalist, of Shelley as an idealist, and of Wordsworth as a transcendental realist, and to reserve the name romanticist for writers like Scott, Coleridge, and Keats; and I think the distinction a serviceable one.

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  • The romanticist is a kind of scientific person engaged in the correct assembling of chemical constituents that will produce a formula by which he can live out every one of his moments with a perfect comprehension of their charm and of their everlasting value to him.

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  • For the romanticist, each step follows the footsteps of Hillary, Tenzing, Herzog and other Himalayan explorers.

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  • Idealist and romanticist that I was and always had been in spite of my analytical nature, yet I had failed till now in grasping much of the physical characteristics of love.

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  • As a romanticist, Carlyle hated the system but described it accurately.

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  • In the five-year plan, Stalin the romanticist, or: the blind baldaquin takes revenge for a stage upon which plays a vermiculating drama of excess.

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  • The man was not a fantaisiste or romanticist at all – he did not even try to give us the churning, prismatic ephemera of dreams, but coldly and sardonically reflected some stable, mechanistic, and well – established horror – world which he saw fully, brilliantly, squarely, and unfalteringly.

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  • N&S critique the presumed attachment of environmentalists to romanticist premodernist images of society and celebrate economic modernization, along with the growing affluence, individualization, and freedom that this social process creates.

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  • Back then, as now in his new Concord Music Group release "New Time, New 'Tet" (Amazon), I was drawn -- in his tenor saxophone improvisations and compositions -- to their flowing sense of ordered liberty, with the inner warmth of an adventurous romanticist.

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  • "I'm a romanticist and an adventurer," he said last week in answer to a voter's question about exploring Mars.

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