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Noun: romanticism  row'man-ti,si-zum
  1. Impractical romantic ideals and attitudes
     
  2. An exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure)
    - romance
Noun: Romanticism
  1. 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";
    - Romantic Movement

Derived forms: romanticisms

Type of: artistic style, arts, humanistic discipline, humanities, idealism, idiom, liberal arts, quality

Antonym: classicism

Encyclopedia: Romanticism