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Definitions and Synonyms of realistic | Another word for realistic | What is realistic?

Definition 1: aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • a realistic description
  • a realistic view of the possibilities
  • a realistic appraisal of our chances
  • the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans

(realistic is similar to ...) being actually such in almost every respect

"a practical failure" "the once elegant temple lay in virtual ruin"

(realistic is similar to ...) coinciding with reality

"perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception"

(realistic is similar to ...) representing things or actions or conditions as they actually are

"the novel about ghetto life was true to life" "true-to-life duck decoys"

(realistic is similar to ...) true to life; lifelike

"the living image of her mother"

(realistic is similar to ...) evoking lifelike images within the mind

"pictorial poetry and prose" "graphic accounts of battle" "a lifelike portrait" "a vivid description"

(realistic is similar to ...) guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory

"a hardheaded appraisal of our position" "a hard-nosed labor leader" "completely practical in his approach to business" "not ideology but pragmatic politics"

(realistic is similar to ...) sensible and practical

"has a straightforward down-to-earth approach to a problem" "her earthy common sense"

(means also ...) 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!"

(means also ...) concerned with actual use or practice

"he is a very practical person" "the idea had no practical application" "a practical knowledge of Japanese" "woodworking is a practical art"

(means also ...) capable of happening or existing

"a breakthrough may be possible next year" "anything is possible" "warned of possible consequences"

Definition 2: of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of realism - [adjective denoting pert]

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

  • a realistic system of thought

Definition 3: representing what is real; not abstract or ideal - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • realistic portraiture
  • a realistic novel
  • in naturalistic colors
  • the school of naturalistic writers

Synonyms for realistic in the sense of this definition

(realistic is similar to ...) (used especially of art) depicting objects, figures,or scenes as seen

"representational art" "representational images"

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