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Of a work of literature, a writer etc.: being like or having the characteristics of a romance, or poetic tale of a mythic or quasi-historical time; fantastic. (defdate)
1993 May 16, of Jeeves and Wooster episodes|"Return to New York" Jeeves and Wooster|''Jeeves and Wooster'', Series 3, Episode 6:
- ''R. Jeeves:'' In my experience, ladies who spell Gladys with a W are seldom noted for their reliability, sir. It gives them romantic notions.''Wooster|B.W. Wooster:'' With a W, Jeeves? No, no, no, no. You spell it with a G.''R. Jeeves:'' If I might draw your attention to the signature on the portrait, sir.''Wooster|B.W. Wooster:'' Good Lord! G-W?''R. Jeeves:'' I blame Lord Tennyson|Alfred Lord Tennyson and his ''of the King|Idylls of the King''. It also accounts for Kathryn, Ysabel, and Ethyl, all spelt with a Y, but Gwladys is a particularly virulent form, sir.
1897, Henry James, ''What Maisie Knew'':
- Somehow she wasn't a real sister, but that only made her the more romantic.
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A person with romantic character (a character like those of the knights in a mythic romance).
A person who is behaving romantically (in a manner befitting someone who feels an idealized form of love).
''Oh, flowers! You're such a romantic.''