Definition of Romanticism

1. Noun. Impractical romantic ideals and attitudes.

Generic synonyms: Idealism
Derivative terms: Romantic, Romanticist



2. Noun. A movement in literature and art during the late 18th and early 19th centuries that celebrated nature rather than civilization. "Romanticism valued imagination and emotion over rationality"

3. Noun. An exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure).
Exact synonyms: Romance
Generic synonyms: Quality
Specialized synonyms: Stardust
Derivative terms: Romance

Definition of Romanticism

1. n. A fondness for romantic characteristics or peculiarities; specifically, in modern literature, an aiming at romantic effects; -- applied to the productions of a school of writers who sought to revive certain medi&?;val forms and methods in opposition to the so-called classical style.

Definition of Romanticism

1. Proper noun. 18th Century artistic and intellectual movement which stressed emotion, freedom and individual imagination. ¹

2. Noun. A romantic quality, spirit or action ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Romanticism

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Medical Definition of Romanticism

1. A fondness for romantic characteristics or peculiarities; specifically, in modern literature, an aiming at romantic effects; applied to the productions of a school of writers who sought to revive certain medival forms and methods in opposition to the so-called classical style. "He [Lessing] may be said to have begun the revolt from pseudo-classicism in poetry, and to have been thus unconsciously the founder of romanticism." (Lowell) Origin: CF. It. Romanticismo, F. Romantisme, romanticisme. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Romanticism

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1. Present Philosophical Tendencies: A Critical Survey of Naturalism, Idealism by Ralph Barton Perry (1912)
"romanticism may take the agnostic form, and reduce the 1 Cf. ... stands nearer to romanticism than Windelband and Rickert, as he in turn falls short of the ..."

2. Present Philosophical Tendencies: A Critical Survey of Naturalism, Idealism by Ralph Barton Perry (1912)
"romanticism may take the agnostic form, and reduce the 1 Cf. ... stands nearer to romanticism than Windelband and Rickert, as he in turn falls short of the ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1909)
"were dead, romanticism proper remained very much alive, ... We have just seen that romanticism demanded " truth drawn from Nature herself"; it would have ..."

4. The Beginnings of the English Romantic Movement: A Study in Eighteenth by William Lyon Phelps (1893)
"WHAT IS romanticism? • ANY attempt to make a definition of romanticism that will be at once specific and adequate is sure to result in failure. ..."

5. The Beginnings of the English Romantic Movement: A Study in Eighteenth by William Lyon Phelps (1893)
"WHAT IS romanticism? ANY attempt to make a definition of romanticism that will be at once specific and adequate is sure to result in failure. ..."

6. The Present Conflict of Ideals: A Study of the Philosophical Background of by Ralph Barton Perry (1918)
"romanticism romanticism is not new but it is persistent and perhaps perennial.1 It ... In behalf of spontaneity, romanticism protests against every form of ..."

7. A History of German Literature by John George Robertson (1902)
"THE DECAY OF romanticism. THE foregoing chapters of ... present part have been occupied with romanticism as a steadily growing force in German literature: ..."

8. A History of German Literature by John George Robertson (1902)
"THE DECAY OF romanticism. THE foregoing chapters of the present part have been occupied with romanticism as a steadily growing force in German literature: ..."

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