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  • adj. Not romantic

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not romantic; contrary to romance.

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

  • adj. neither expressive of nor exciting sexual love or romance


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  • Men took a verbal thrashing as they were labelled unromantic (57%), thoughtless (35%) and inconsiderate (24%).

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  • Belgium! name unromantic and unpoetic, yet name that whenever uttered has in my ear a sound, in my heart an echo, such as no other assemblage of syllables, however sweet or classic, can produce.

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  • Kitty, recalling the unromantic appearance of Alexey

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  • ’ thought Kitty, recalling the unromantic appearance of Alexey Alexandrovitch, her husband.

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  • The word "unromantic" in the same sentence should have tipped me off; though there was a recorded instance of its use before 1800, it wasn't yet in currency at the time Cowell was supposedly writing.

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  • He would fain have kissed the spot that had been pressed by a patch put on by Elsie, but he was "unromantic," and refrained.

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  • LONDON - Women indulge in sex not for love and passion, but for various other "unromantic" reasons - including relieving themselves of boredom, out of pity for a man and even to cure a migraine headache-says a new book.

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  • Jessica Biel says kissing Bradley Cooper for their new movie was "unromantic".

  • The result by Kochen and Conway is thus stronger than Bell's theorem because it falsifies two unprofessional (or "unromantic", using Bell's jargon) classes of interpretations of quantum mechanics instead of just one.

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