Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not romantic; contrary to romance.

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  • adjective Not romantic

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

  • adjective neither expressive of nor exciting sexual love or romance

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Examples

  • This seems to me an admirably succinct account of what might be called the unromantic school of ecocriticism (disencumbered of the notion that literature can and ought to be deployed as a weapon in the battle to stave off our "headlong rush into destruction," that it might "help us tread more lightly on the earth").

    The State of Criticism

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

    Men encouraged to think outside the chocolate box

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

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • 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.

    The Professor, by Charlotte Bronte

  • Kitty, recalling the unromantic appearance of Alexey

    Anna Karenina

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

    Chapter XX. Part I

  • 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.

    "Contested Will"

  • 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.

    "Contested Will"

  • 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.

    "Contested Will"

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

    The Red Man's Revenge A Tale of The Red River Flood

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