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[ree-uh-lis-tik] /ˌri əˈlɪs tɪk/

interested in, concerned with, or based on what is real or practical:
a realistic estimate of costs; a realistic planner.
pertaining to, characterized by, or given to the representation in literature or art of things as they really are:
a realistic novel.
resembling or simulating real life:
a duck hunter skilled at making realistic decoys.
Philosophy. of or relating to or realism.
showing awareness and acceptance of reality
practical or pragmatic rather than ideal or moral
(of a book, film, etc) depicting or emphasizing what is real and actual rather than abstract or ideal
of or relating to philosophical realism

“true to reality” (of art, literature, etc.), 1829; “involving a practical view of life” (opposed to idealistic), 1831; from realist + -ic. Related: Realistically.


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