Romantic vs Fictitious - What's the difference?

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Romantic is a synonym of fictitious.

As adjectives the difference between romantic and fictitious

is that romantic is romantic (pertaining to the romance era) while fictitious is not real; invented; contrived.



Alternative forms

* romantick (obsolete)


(en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Fictitious, imaginary.
  • Fantastic, unrealistic (of an idea etc.); fanciful, sentimental, impractical (of a person).
  • Having the qualities of romance (in the sense of something appealing deeply to the imagination); invoking on a powerfully sentimental idea of life; evocative, atmospheric.
  • *
  • But here is an artist. He desires to paint you the dreamiest, shadiest, quietest, most enchanting bit of romantic landscape in all the valley of the Saco.
  • * 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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  • , title= End of the peer show , passage=Finance is seldom romantic . But the idea of peer-to-peer lending comes close. This is an industry that brings together individual savers and lenders on online platforms. Those that want to borrow are matched with those that want to lend.}}
  • Pertaining to an idealised form of love (originally, as might be felt by the heroes of a romance); conducive to romance; loving, affectionate.
  • Synonyms

    * (concerned with romance) nonplatonic, lovesome


    * platonic, queerplatonic, nonromantic, unromantic, aromantic, antiromantic, nonsexual

    Derived terms

    * bromantic * romantically * romanticism * romanticness


    (en noun)
  • 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 .


    * French: (l) * Italian: (l)




    (en adjective)
  • Not real; invented; contrived.
  • St. Mary Mead is a fictitious village from the books of Agatha Christie.


    * imaginary, invented, contrived, fictive