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 for romantic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Romantic \Ro*man"tic\, a. [F. romantique, fr. OF. romant. See
     Romance.]
     1. Of or pertaining to romance; involving or resembling
        romance; hence, fanciful; marvelous; extravagant; unreal;
        as, a romantic tale; a romantic notion; a romantic
        undertaking.
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              Can anything in nature be imagined more profane and
              impious, more absurd, and undeed romantic, than such
              a persuasion?                         --South.
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              Zeal for the good of one's country a party of men
              have represented as chimerical and romantic.
                                                    --Addison.
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     2. Entertaining ideas and expectations suited to a romance;
        as, a romantic person; a romantic mind.
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     3. Of or pertaining to the style of the Christian and popular
        literature of the Middle Ages, as opposed to the classical
        antique; of the nature of, or appropriate to, that style;
        as, the romantic school of poets.
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     4. Characterized by strangeness or variety; suggestive of
        adventure; suited to romance; wild; picturesque; --
        applied to scenery; as, a romantic landscape.
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     Syn: Sentimental; fanciful; fantastic; fictitious;
          extravagant; wild; chimerical. See Sentimental.
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     The romantic drama. See under Drama.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  romantic
      adj 1: belonging to or characteristic of Romanticism or the
             Romantic Movement in the arts; "romantic poetry" [syn:
             romantic, romanticist, romanticistic]
      2: expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance; "her
         amatory affairs"; "amorous glances"; "a romantic adventure";
         "a romantic moonlight ride" [syn: amatory, amorous,
         romantic]
      3: not sensible about practical matters; idealistic and
         unrealistic; "as quixotic as a restoration of medieval
         knighthood"; "a romantic disregard for money"; "a wild-eyed
         dream of a world state" [syn: quixotic, romantic, wild-
         eyed]
      n 1: a soulful or amorous idealist
      2: an artist of the Romantic Movement or someone influenced by
         Romanticism [syn: romanticist, romantic] [ant:
         classicist]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  130 Moby Thesaurus words for "romantic":
     Don Quixote, Quixote, Utopian, abstract, absurd, adoring,
     affectionate, airy, allegoric, amorous, aroused, autistic,
     bathetic, beery, chimerical, cloying, conjugal, crackpot, created,
     daydreamer, demonstrative, dereistic, devoted, dreamer,
     dreamer of dreams, emotional, enthusiast, escapist, exotic,
     extravagant, fabulous, faithful, fancied, fanciful, fantasized,
     fantastic, fictional, fictitious, filial, fond, fresh, glamorous,
     gooey, gushing, husbandly, ideal, idealist, idealistic, idealized,
     idyllic, illusory, imaginary, imagined, impassioned, impractical,
     in the clouds, invented, languishing, legendary, libidinous,
     lotus-eater, lovelorn, lovesick, lovesome, loving, lustful, mad,
     made-up, maternal, maudlin, mawkish, melting, mushy, mythic,
     mythical, mythological, mythopoeic, mythopoetic, namby-pamby,
     nostalgic, nostomanic, otherworldly, oversentimental,
     oversentimentalized, parabolic, parental, passionate, paternal,
     picturesque, poetic, prophet, quixotic, rhapsodist, romancer,
     romancing, romanesque, romanticist, romanticized, saccharine,
     sappy, seer, sentimental, sentimentalist, sentimentalized, sloppy,
     slushy, soft, soppy, starry-eyed, sticky, storybook, strange,
     sugary, sweet, tear-jerking, teary, tender, transcendental,
     transmundane, unpractical, unrealistic, utopian, utopianist,
     utopianizer, uxorious, visionary, wifely, wild, wish-fulfilling,
     wishful thinker
  
  

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