unromantic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unromantic neither expressive of nor exciting sexual love or romance
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unromantic Not romantic; contrary to romance.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unromantic un-rō-man′tik not romantic
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Usage

In literature:

In cold and unromantic fact, it isn't so.
"The Pirates of Ersatz" by Murray Leinster
A more unromantic chamber could not be conceived.
"The Manor House School" by Angela Brazil
No soothing lap of the waters against the sides of the vessel consoled these unromantic men.
"The Trail of a Sourdough" by May Kellogg Sullivan
All here is half-European, unromantic, not very picturesque.
"Out-of-Doors in the Holy Land" by Henry Van Dyke
But this man wore unromantic blue serge upon a person neither fascinating nor repellent.
"Nobody" by Louis Joseph Vance
The next week I spent in an Italian prison, a very uncomfortable yet quite unromantic place of abode.
"Masterpieces of Mystery" by Various
See, Enna, to what an unromantic and yet enviable state of mind I at last attained.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 4 October 1848" by Various
No one of these details could have kept him from carrying out his purpose; but together they were unromantic.
"The Side Of The Angels" by Basil King
I'm sorry to spoil sport, but that's the bleak unromantic truth of the matter.
"The Passionate Friends" by Herbert George Wells
This is a matter of cold unromantic fact, and one which very ardent, impossible lovers regard almost in the light of a desecration.
"The Etiquette of Engagement and Marriage" by G. R. M. Devereux
Whereupon, in a flash, they found the not unromantic explanation.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
But it cannot be difficult; sins are so unromantically easy!
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 7 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Let us take the unromantic view of common sense.
"James VI and the Gowrie Mystery" by Andrew Lang
And they are most untragic, unromantic.
"Euphorion" by Vernon Lee
Near-total muscular relaxation, including even those unromantic aspects of death which are so rarely mentioned.
"The Sensitive Man" by Poul William Anderson
I am such a dreadfully unromantic-looking person.
"Madge Morton's Trust" by Amy D. V. Chalmers
These old tales, or old fables, cast a shade of shame upon our unromantic days.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 377, March 1847" by Various
The natives put this beautiful marine product to a very unromantic use.
"The Pearl of India" by Maturin M. Ballou
It is a little unromantic to the sound; but that's what it is.
"Christmas Eve and Christmas Day" by Edward E. Hale
Things at present are just about as dull and unromantic as they could possibly be.
"The Head Girl at the Gables" by Angela Brazil
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In poetry:

In vain some sweet-voiced querist sought
To sound him, leaving as she came;
Her baited album only caught
A common, unromantic name.
"A Sea Dream" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

718-218-8555 Huckleberry makes up for its decidedly unromantic Williamsburg location by providing all the ingredients for a marathon date.
There's something eerily attractive about David Ondrik's relentlessly unromantic landscapes.
Prenuptial agreements are about as unromantic as it gets, right.
News Opinion UNROMANTIC VALENTINE'S DAY GIFTS.
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In science:

The next three genes on the list with the unromantic names FBXW7, EPHA3, and TCF7L2 are all either known to be implicated in cancer or are likely suspects because of the genetic pathways they are involved in.
Population genetics of neutral mutations in exponentially growing cancer cell populations
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