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Romantic vs. Sensual

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Romanticadjective

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.

Sensualadjective

Inducing pleasurable or erotic sensations.

‘That massage was a very sensual experience!’;

Romanticadjective

(obsolete) Fictitious, imaginary.

Sensualadjective

Of or pertaining to the physical senses; sensory.

‘Plato believed that this sensual world in which we live is inferior to the heavenly realm.’;

Romanticadjective

Fantastic, unrealistic (of an idea etc.); fanciful, sentimental, impractical (of a person).

‘Mary sighed, knowing her ideals were far too romantic to work in reality.’;

Sensualadjective

Provoking or exciting a strong response in the senses.

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Romanticadjective

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.

Sensualadjective

Pertaining to, consisting in, or affecting, the sense, or bodily organs of perception; relating to, or concerning, the body, in distinction from the spirit.

‘Pleasing and sensual rites and ceremonies.’; ‘Far as creation's ample range extends,The scale of sensual, mental powers ascends.’;

Romanticadjective

Pertaining to an idealised form of love (originally, as might be felt by the heroes of a romance); conducive to romance; loving, affectionate.

‘Their kiss started casually, but it slowly turned romantic.’;

Sensualadjective

Hence, not spiritual or intellectual; carnal; fleshly; pertaining to, or consisting in, the gratification of the senses, or the indulgence of appetites; wordly.

‘These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.’; ‘The greatest part of men are such as prefer . . . that good which is sensual before whatsoever is most divine.’;

Romanticadjective

alternative form of Romantic

Sensualadjective

Devoted to the pleasures of sense and appetite; luxurious; voluptuous; lewd; libidinous.

‘No small part of virtue consists in abstaining from that wherein sensual men place their felicity.’;

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Romanticnoun

A person with romantic character (a character like those of the knights in a mythic romance).

Sensualadjective

Pertaining or peculiar to the philosophical doctrine of sensualism.

Romanticnoun

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.’;

Sensualadjective

of the appetites and passions of the body;

‘animal instincts’; ‘carnal knowledge’; ‘fleshly desire’; ‘a sensual delight in eating’; ‘music is the only sensual pleasure without vice’;

Romanticadjective

Of or pertaining to romance; involving or resembling romance; hence, fanciful; marvelous; extravagant; unreal; as, a romantic tale; a romantic notion; a romantic undertaking.

‘Can anything in nature be imagined more profane and impious, more absurd, and undeed romantic, than such a persuasion?’; ‘Zeal for the good of one's country a party of men have represented as chimerical and romantic.’;

Sensualadjective

sexually exciting or gratifying;

‘sensual excesses’; ‘a sultry look’; ‘a sultry dance’;

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Romanticadjective

Entertaining ideas and expectations suited to a romance; as, a romantic person; a romantic mind.

Sensualadjective

relating to or involving gratification of the senses and physical, especially sexual, pleasure

‘the production of the ballet is sensual and passionate’;

Romanticadjective

Of or pertaining to the style of the Christian and popular literature of the Middle Ages, as opposed to the classical antique; of the nature of, or appropriate to, that style; as, the romantic school of poets.

Romanticadjective

Characterized by strangeness or variety; suggestive of adventure; suited to romance; wild; picturesque; - applied to scenery; as, a romantic landscape.

Romanticnoun

a soulful or amorous idealist

Romanticnoun

an artist of the romantic period or someone influenced by romanticism

Romanticadjective

belonging to or characteristic of romanticism or the Romantic movement in the arts;

‘romantic poetry’;

Romanticadjective

expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance;

‘her amatory affairs’; ‘amorous glances’; ‘a romantic adventure’; ‘a romantic moonlight ride’;

Romanticadjective

not sensible about practical matters; unrealistic;

‘as quixotic as a restoration of medieval knighthood’; ‘a romantic disregard for money’; ‘a wild-eyed dream of a world state’;

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