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romanticism

[roh-man-tuh-siz-uh m] /roʊˈmæn təˌsɪz əm/
noun
1.
romantic spirit or tendency.
2.
(usually initial capital letter) the Romantic style or movement in literature and art, or adherence to its principles (contrasted with classicism).
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; romantic + -ism
Related forms
antiromanticism, noun
hyperromanticism, noun
nonromanticism, noun
post-Romanticism, adjective
preromanticism, noun
proromanticism, noun
superromanticism, noun
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Examples for romanticism
  • And their combination of heavy posturing and droopy romanticism preserves a kind of twilight zone of perpetual adolescence.
  • He was also a useful antidote against a certain strain of biological romanticism.
  • The is an underlying romanticism juxtaposed with unpolished sophistication that cannot be replicated even if one tried.
  • The first step in curing perfectionism, procrastination and blocks is to ignore all the hype and romanticism.
  • Cynicism is a symptom of quashed romanticism--which, in the end, is still romanticism.
  • With a light but immense sound, he captured both romanticism and a jazz toughness.
  • It is careless to confuse them as some ill-informed partisans of romanticism do.
  • Fusing minimalism with romanticism, she creates modern settings by using vintage pieces.
  • Its principal adherents, even today, are those who feel a natural affinity with the language of an exaggerated romanticism.
  • For example, writers in the early to mid-nineteenth century were influenced by romanticism.
British Dictionary definitions for romanticism

romanticism

/rəʊˈmæntɪˌsɪzəm/
noun
1.
(often capital) the theory, practice, and style of the romantic art, music, and literature of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, usually opposed to classicism
2.
romantic attitudes, ideals, or qualities
Derived Forms
romanticist, noun
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romanticism in Culture

romanticism definition


A movement in literature and the fine arts, beginning in the early nineteenth century, that stressed personal emotion, free play of the imagination, and freedom from rules of form. Among the leaders of romanticism in world literature were Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Victor Hugo, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Friedrich von Schiller.

romanticism definition


A movement in literature and the fine arts, beginning in the early nineteenth century, that stressed personal emotion, free play of the imagination, and freedom from rules of form. Among the leaders of romanticism in English literature were William Blake, Lord Byron, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and William Wordsworth.

romanticism definition


A movement that shaped all the arts in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Romanticism generally stressed the essential goodness of human beings (see Jean-Jacques Rousseau), celebrated nature rather than civilization, and valued emotion and imagination over reason. (Compare classicism.)

romanticism definition


A movement in literature, music, and painting in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Romanticism has often been called a rebellion against an overemphasis on reason in the arts. It stressed the essential goodness of human beings (see Jean-Jacques Rousseau), celebrated nature rather than civilization, and valued emotion and imagination over reason. Some major figures of romanticism in the fine arts are the composers Robert Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn, and Johannes Brahms, and the painter Joseph Turner.

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