romantic etymology

English word romantic comes from English -ic, English romant

Detailed word origin of romantic

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-ic English (eng) (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.
romant English (eng)
romantic English (eng) A person who is behaving romantically (in a manner befitting someone who feels an idealized form of love).. A person with romantic character (a character like those of the knights in a mythic romance). (chiefly, _, historical) 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. [from [...]

Words with the same origin as romantic

Descendants of -ic
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