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Definition 1: the attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for realism in the sense of this definition

(realism is a kind of ...) concerned with actual use rather than theoretical possibilities

Definition 2: (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that physical objects continue to exist when not perceived - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for realism in the sense of this definition

(realism is a kind of ...) a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy

(realism belongs to category ...) the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics

Definition 3: (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that abstract concepts exist independent of their names - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for realism in the sense of this definition

(realism is a kind of ...) a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy

(realism belongs to category ...) the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics

Definition 4: an artistic movement in 19th century France; artists and writers strove for detailed realistic and factual description - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for realism in the sense of this definition

(realism is a kind of ...) a group of artists who agree on general principles

Definition 5: the state of being actual or real - [noun denoting state]

Samples where realism or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him

Synonyms for realism in the sense of this definition

(realism is a kind of ...) the state of actually existing objectively

"a hope that progressed from possibility to actuality"

(... is a kind of realism ) an event known to have happened or something known to have existed

"your fears have no basis in fact" "how much of the story is fact and how much fiction is hard to tell"

(... are attributes of realism) being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory

"real objects" "real people; not ghosts" "a film based on real life" "a real illness" "real humility" "Life is real! Life is earnest!"

(... are attributes of realism) lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria

"ghosts and other unreal entities" "unreal propaganda serving as news"

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