pseudoromantic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pseudo- +‎ romantic

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pseudoromantic (comparative more pseudoromantic, superlative most pseudoromantic)

  1. Spuriously romantic; schmaltzy.
    • 1963, Charles Garfield Lott Du Cann, The loves of George Bernard Shaw
      Pure fantasia as the fictional betrothal is, it illustrates how pseudoromantic and sentimental Bernard Shaw was at heart, in spite of his public pose...
    • 1990, Thomas Pynchon, Vineland
      ...she personally resented this increasingly dumb attempt to cash in on the pseudoromantic mystique of those particular olden days in this town...

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