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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.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Romanticism

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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 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 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 previewThe Characteristic Theology of Herman Melville (2011)

Aesthetics, Politics, Duplicity by Bradley A. Johnson

romanticism is the inauguration of the literary absolute.

Google previewVisionary Film (2002)

The American Avant-Garde, 1943-2000 by P. Adams Sitney

Yet whether or not the anti-Romantic stance can escape the dialectics of Romanticism is an open question. Koch seems to think it cannot: Transforming himself into the object celebrity, Warhol has made a commitment to the Baudelairean ...

Google previewRomanticism and Parenting (2009)

Image, Instruction and Ideology by Carolyn Weber

Romanticism is a longstanding and varied field of study. Parenting, it is safe to say, is perhaps the oldest profession, as a consequence of any act of “creation”. What this collection does by bringing these two entities ...

Google previewThe Meaning of "Life" in Romantic Poetry and Poetics (2009)

by Ross Wilson

Maurice Blanchot, “Literature and the Right to Die” The question of life in Romanticism is a double question. First, there is the understanding of life expressed within the works belonging to this period. Second, there is the life of Romanticism ...

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 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

1830-1850 Romanticism As a movement, Romanticism in its many and often contradictory forms resulted from the attack upon and collapse ...

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 New International Encyclopaedia (1918)

by Frank Moore Colby, Talcott Williams

Beers, English Romanticism in the Eighteenth Century (ib., 1899); P. E. More, The Drift of Romanticism (ib., 1913) ; Phelps, The Beginnings of the English Romantic Movement (Boston, ...

Google previewThe Grove Dictionary of Art (2000)

From renaissance to impressionism : styles and movements in western art 1400-1900 by Jane Turner

A more programmatic relation between painting and literary Romanticism came with the medievalist movement, the interest in depicting medieval subjects in a style recalling the Middle Ages. Admiration for the Gothic had been growing since ...

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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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