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Definition of the noun romanticism

What does romanticism mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • romanticism: romanticisms
  • Romanticism: Romanticisms

  1. impractical romantic ideals and attitudes
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic word: idealism = impracticality by virtue of thinking of things in their ideal form rather than as they really are
  2. a movement in literature and art during the late 18th and early 19th centuries that celebrated nature rather than civilization
  3. an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure)
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of romanticism: romance
    • more generic word: quality = an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
    • more specific word: stardust = a dreamy romantic or sentimental quality

Alternative definition of the noun romanticism

proper noun

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


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  1. "Romanticism" is a book by Duncan Wu.
    • subjects: 18th century, Literature, Classics, 19th century, Great Britain, English Literature, Literary criticism
  2. "Romanticism" is a written work.
  3. "Romanticism" is a book by Michael O'Neill.
  4. "Romanticism" is a book by Léon Rosenthal.


Romanticism is a triannual peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to Romantic studies, focusing on the period 1750-1850. It was established in 1995 and is published by Edinburgh University Press.

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Google previewA History of Six Ideas (2012)

An Essay in Aesthetics by W. Tatarkiewicz

A more general definition: Romanticism is a conviction regarding the spiritual nature of art. Matters of the spirit are its...

Romanticism is the giving of predominance to spirit over form: such is Hegel's interpretation. It bears a...

Google previewThe Roots of Romanticism (2013)

by Isaiah Berlin

Heine says Romanticism is the passion—flower sprung from the blood of Christ, a re-awakening of the poetry of the sleep—...

Google previewLukács After Communism (1997)

Interviews with Contemporary Intellectuals by Eva L. Corredor

We have inverted the formula: we have replaced "romantic anticapitalism" with anticapitalist romanticism, and we have tried to explain that in its essence romanticism is a Weltanschauung, a vision of the world; it is not just a literary school but a ...

Google previewModern Christian Theology (2016)

by Christopher Ben Simpson

Romanticism is a reaction across the board to the French Revolution as an excess of the Enlightenment. But also, with the...

Google previewRomanticism at the End of History (2004)

by Jerome Christensen

No mere bogeyman, dark Romanticism is a phenomenon in which we should believe, but only in order to shape it to our own good...

Google previewRomantic Sobriety (2011)

Sensation, Revolution, Commodification, History by Orrin N. C. Wang

Studying Romanticism means knowing it as a historical period but also knowing it as a figure that stands for something...

Google previewMachine in the Studio (1998)

Constructing the Postwar American Artist by Caroline A. Jones

Romanticism is a child of the North . . . [there] you will find the deep dreams of the studio and the gaze of the fancy lost in horizons of grey." (Emphasis added.)25 For Baudelaire and Rothko alike, the artist's isolation in the studio was merely ...

Google previewIndoi (2008)

A Study of Primal Kuki Religious Symbolism in the Hermeneutical Framework of Mircea Eliade by Hemkhochon Chongloi

Romantic Movement Romanticism is an amorphous movement at the. Highlights on Symbolism in General... 43 Forerunners of the Vogue for Symbolism.

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Questions to sociobiology (1998)

by Edward Craig

Because Romanticism has many meanings which vary according to time and place, it is best to examine the...

Google previewDictionary of Mexican Literature (1992)

by Eladio Cortés

Then, Holman indicates that the second consideration includes opinions of renowned writers or critics such as Victor Hugo, for whom romanticism was " liberalism in literature"; or the German poet Heinrich Heine, who thought romanticism was ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature (1995)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

Romanticism \ro-'man-t3-,siz-3m \ A literary, artistic, and philosophical movement originating in Europe in the 18th century and lasting roughly until the mid-19th century. Romanticism is characterized chiefly by a reaction against the ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 4: Myth, Manners, and Memory by Charles Reagan Wilson

''Romanticism'' is a term applied to certain artistic and intellectual developments in Europe and America from roughly to , the period, as it happened, in which the South began to think of itself as a separate culture. Indeed, Michael ...

Google previewDictionary of Modern Political Ideologies (1990)

by Michael A. Riff

Producing an unprecendented range of styles to encompass an unprecedented scale of human emotion, extending from unbounded utopian optimism to radical anxiety, Romanticism forged the connection between artistic and social forms, ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2008)

by Diagram Group

romanticism (c 1780–1850) A mainly literary movement, romanticism was a reaction against neo-classical principles and the Industrial Revolution.

Google previewThe Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature (2005)

by Steven R. Serafin, Alfred Bendixen

ROMANTICISM corruptive seductions of invasive civilization. In keeping with the romantic dictum "God made the country but man made the town. " Cooper's hero moves ever westward, fleeing the encroaching settlements and ...

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In short, the building becomes a theatrical demonstration of its functional ideal. In this romanticism, High-Tech architecture is, of course, no different in spirit-if totally different in form-from all the romantic architecture of the past. (Dan Cruickshank)
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The value of this 11-letter word is 17 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.


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