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Definition 1: impractical romantic ideals and attitudes - [noun denoting attribute]

(romanticism is a kind of ...) impracticality by virtue of thinking of things in their ideal form rather than as they really are

Definition 2: an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure) - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for romanticism in the sense of this definition

(romanticism is a kind of ...) an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

"the quality of mercy is not strained"

(... is a kind of romanticism ) a dreamy romantic or sentimental quality

Definition 3: a movement in literature and art during the late 18th and early 19th centuries that celebrated nature rather than civilization - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where romanticism or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Romanticism valued imagination and emotion over rationality

Synonyms for romanticism in the sense of this definition

(romanticism is a kind of ...) the style of a particular artist or school or movement

"an imaginative orchestral idiom"

(romanticism is a kind of ...) studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills)

"the college of arts and sciences"

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