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What is the opposite of romantic?

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Opposite of relating to love or to amorous relationships
“Despite the eye locks, handholds, sunsets, and stargazing, her relationship with Nick is muddlingly platonic.”
Opposite of conducive to or characterized by the expression of love or affection
“After a dinner of slimy, lukewarm ramen noodles, they spent an unromantic night shivering on the lumpy ground in a flimsy tent surrounded by animal noises.”
Opposite of having a charming or idyllic quality
“It had seemed like a long walk, and besides that, it was as unromantic and unpicturesque a walk as could have been found anywhere.”
Opposite of having an exciting, exotic or fascinating quality
“There was absolutely no atmosphere and it was akin to being marooned on an unexotic island, with no one offering to top up our teapot.”
Opposite of idealistic, especially to the point of being unrealistic
“The pair are known as pragmatic, hard-nosed businessmen, and they are thought to have little sentimental attachment to the club.”
Opposite of designed to appeal to one's sentimental emotions
“In place of Merman's razzmatazz, Ross gives us a rounded, unsentimental portrait of a damaged human being.”
Opposite of not able, or impractical, to be implemented
Opposite of idealistic or romantic in one's perception of something
“A dogface who waded ashore at Normandy and fought at the Battle of Bastogne gives us with realistic detail a horrifying sense of the firefight.”
Opposite of imaginary or illusory in nature
Opposite of excessively sentimental in nature or character
Opposite of of or relating to love, especially sexual love
Opposite of having or showing creativity or inventiveness
Opposite of excessively sentimental or mawkish
Opposite of tending to be fanciful or inventive
“It was an unimaginative book about the future of computing and pretends to be vastly more insightful than it really is.”
Opposite of very wondrous or romantic, like a fairy tale
Opposite of of or pertaining to poetry, suitable for poetry, or for writing poetry
Opposite of showing no interest, vigor, determination, or enthusiasm
Opposite of difficult to believe or unlikely to happen
“Good writers have an eye and an ear for a lively and believable anecdote that can make their points both memorable and compact.”
Opposite of having a strange, curious or mysterious nature
“We did not enjoy the movie at all because it was so clichéd.”
Opposite of a person with romantic beliefs or attitudes
“As a realist, he was bent on debunking the myth of love as the ruling passion of life.”
Opposite of one who has optimistic thoughts or ideas of the future
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