ness, evasion, half-truth; fib, white lie, misrepresentation, prevarication, falsehood, lie, untruth, falsity.
3. love affair, Inf. affair, romantic affair, liasion, dalliance, intrigue; romantic attachment, amour, Fr. affaire d'amour, Fr. affaire de coeur, infatuation, fascination, Inf. crush, Inf. case; courtship, wooing, pursuit, seduction.
4. daydream, reverie, castle-building, quixotism; fancy, fantasy, whimsy, whim, caprice, figment, flight, flight of fancy; notion, vagary, conceit; quirk, crotchet, craziness, crazy notion or idea, Inf. screwball or whacky idea, peculiar notion.
-v. 5. invent, daydream, fantasize; build castles in the air, ride a magic carpet; imagine, envision, see things; speculate, let the mind roam or have free rein, give free rein to the imagination.
6. court, woo, address, pay address to, pay suit to; serenade, make love to, Archaic, sue; go with, keep company with, go steady with, take out, date, Brit. walk out with; make love, make out, pitch woo, bill and coo, Inf. neck.
7. curry favor with, flatter, fawn upon, toady to, pander to; Inf soft-soap, Inf. honey up, Inf. butter or grease up, Inf. bootlick, Inf. apple-polish, Sl. brownnose. romantic, adj. 1. imaginative, original, inventive, creative, poetic; capricious, whimsical, flighty; irresponsible, unstable, unpredictable, quixotic, erratic, irregular, wild; eccentric, odd, strange, bizarre, queer, freakish, freaky; grotesque, mad, wild, crazy; frivolous, unpractical, impractical, impracticable; extravagant, rococo, baroque, showy, ostentatious, Byzantine.
2. unrealistic, starry-eyed, dreamy, head-in-the-clouds, out of touch with reality, Latin, in nubibus, Sl. spacy, dreamy; idealistic, perfectionist, philosophical, transcendental; optimistic, hopeful, Panglossian.
3. sentimental, sensitive, tender, tender-hearted, soft, understanding, considerate, sympathetic, compassionate, loving, fond; impressionable, susceptible, maudlin, overemotional; mawkish, saccharine, Inf. sticky, Inf. sugary, Inf. mushy.
4. amorous, ardent, passionate, erotic; lustful, burning, desirous; stimulated, excited, aroused, Inf hot, Inf. turned-on; impassioned, fervent, fervid, perfer-vid; emotional, emotive, excitable.
5. imaginary, fictitious, fabulous, improbable; unreal, fancied, fanciful, fantastic; illusory, visionary, quixotic, shadowy, chimerical; mythical, mythological, legendary; figmental, fictive, notional, abstract; preposterous, far-fetched, Inf. far-out, Inf way-out; cloud-built, air-drawn, unsubstantial, impractical; phantasmal, phantasmic, phantasmagorial, phantasmagoric.
-n. 6. romanticist, idealist, dreamer, daydreamer, stargazer, knight errant, Don Quixote; visionary, impractical person, ivory-tower planner, theorist, armchair quarterback; idealist, pursuer of ideals, perfectionist; metaphysicist, philosopher, transcendentalist, spiritualist, ideologist. romp, v. 1. frisk, gambol, rollick; frolic, caper, cavort, disport oneself gaily; spring, spring about, vault, hop, trip, trip about, trip gaily; bounce, skip, jump around.
2. carouse, revel, tear about, have a fling; celebrate, make merry, have fun.
-n. 3. celebration, good time, party, lark, Sl. bash, gala affair, Inf field day; revelry, merrymaking, jollification; drinking bout, brannigan, drunk, potation, compotation; drunken carouse or revel, bacchanal, bacchanalia, orgy, debauch, debauchery, saturnalia; cocktail party, happy hour, spree; All Sl. binge,