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Synonyms for romance
roʊˈmæns, ˈroʊ mæns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. love affair, romance(noun)

    a relationship between two lovers

    love affair, love story, romanticism

  2. romanticism, romance(noun)

    an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure)

    love affair, love story, romanticism

  3. Romance, Romance language, Latinian language(noun)

    the group of languages derived from Latin

    romanticism, love affair, love story

  4. love story, romance(noun)

    a story dealing with love

    love affair, love story, romanticism

  5. romance(adj)

    a novel dealing with idealized events remote from everyday life

    romanticism, love affair, love story

  6. Romance, Latin(verb)

    relating to languages derived from Latin

    "Romance languages"

  7. woo, court, romance, solicit(verb)

    make amorous advances towards

    "John is courting Mary"

    solicit, coquet, accost, court, tap, woo, chat up, philander, butterfly, mash, flirt, beg, coquette, hook, dally

  8. romance(verb)

    have a love affair with

    solicit, coquet, court, woo, chat up, philander, butterfly, mash, flirt, coquette, dally

  9. chat up, flirt, dally, butterfly, coquet, coquette, romance, philander, mash(verb)

    talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions

    "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My husband never flirts with other women"

    flirt, crush, womanise, court, squelch, solicit, play, dally, coquette, coquet, butterfly, comminute, dawdle, toy, woo, bray, womanize, grind, squeeze, philander, crunch, mash, chat up, squash, trifle

  10. romance(verb)

    tell romantic or exaggerated lies

    "This author romanced his trip to an exotic country"

    solicit, coquet, court, woo, chat up, philander, butterfly, mash, flirt, coquette, dally


  1. Romance(adjective)


  2. romance(verb)

    Woo; court.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. romance

    A dream is strictly a train of thoughts, fantasies, and images passing through the mind during sleep; a vision may occur when one is awake, and in clear exercise of the senses and mental powers; vision is often applied to something seen by the mind through supernatural agency, whether in sleep or wakefulness, conceived as more real and authoritative than a dream; a trance is an abnormal state, which is different from normal sleep or wakefulness. A reverie is a purposeless drifting of the mind when awake, under the influence of mental images; a day-dream that which passes before the mind in such condition. A fancy is some image presented to the mind, often in the fullest exercise of its powers. Hallucination is the seeming perception of non-existent objects, as in insanity or delirium. In the figurative sense, we speak of dreams of fortune, visions of glory, with little difference of meaning except that the vision is thought of as fuller and more vivid. We speak of a trance of delight when the emotion almost sweeps one away from the normal exercise of the faculties.

    day-dream, dream, fancy, fantasy, hallucination, reverie, trance, vision

    certainty, fact, reality, realization, substance, verity

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. romance

    fable, fiction, novel, marvel, rhapsody, rodomontade, gasconade, balderdash

    history, narrative, truth, fact

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. romance(n.)

    novel, tale, story, work of fiction

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    romanes, romanticism, romantic, love, ballad, novel, flame

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Translations for romance

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  • قصة حبArabic
  • Liebeserlebnis, romantische Liebe, Romanze, RomantikGerman
  • romanceSpanish
  • داستان عاشقانهPersian
  • romanssiFinnish
  • romance, amour romantiqueFrench
  • cooish ghraihManx
  • románcHungarian
  • percintaanIndonesian
  • idillio, romanzo, romanticheria, atmosfera fantasiosa, storia d'amore, poesia, esagerazione fantasiosaItalian
  • ロマンス, ロマンチックな愛, 伝奇, 恋愛, ロマンチック・ラブ, 伝奇小説, 恋Japanese
  • ប្រលោមលោកKhmer
  • fābulaLatin
  • romanceDutch
  • romancePortuguese
  • романс, романтика, романтическая любовь, роман, романтическая повестьRussian
  • romantikSwedish

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