What is the opposite of romantic?

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Adjective
Opposite of relating to love or to amorous relationships
“Despite the eye locks, handholds, sunsets, and stargazing, her relationship with Nick is muddlingly platonic.”
Adjective
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.”
Adjective
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.”
Adjective
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.”
Adjective
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.”
Adjective
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.”
Adjective
Opposite of showing, feeling, or relating to sexual desire
Adjective
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.”
Adjective
(actual) Opposite of existing only in the realms of one's imagination
Adjective
(actual) Opposite of existing only in the realms of one's imagination
Adjective
Opposite of of, involving, or existing only as a fanciful idea
“I am constantly advised by my parents to have realistic expectations of my salary in the first year of employment.”
Adjective
Opposite of excessively sentimental
Adjective
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.”
Adjective
Opposite of willing, or inclined, to take chances or risks
Adjective
Opposite of excessively sentimental or mawkish
Adjective
Opposite of beautiful or dazzling
Adjective
Opposite of not able, or too impractical, to be implemented
Adjective
Opposite of showing no interest, vigor, determination, or enthusiasm
Adjective
Opposite of of or pertaining to poetry, suitable for poetry, or for writing poetry
Adjective
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.”
Adjective
Opposite of having a strange, curious or mysterious nature
“We did not enjoy the movie at all because it was so clichéd.”
Noun
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.”
Noun
Opposite of one who has favorable thoughts or ideas
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