- of or relating to realism or to a person who embodies its principles or practices: the realist approach to social ills; realist paintings.
Origin of realist
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Examples from the Web for realist
Burt told me that he considers Paul a traditional, Republican realist.Is Rand Paul a Secret Hawk? Or Maybe Not a Total Dove?
May 9, 2014
He was an “idealist and a realist at the same time,” said his close friend, the British Diplomat Frank Roberts.The Man Who Knew Russia Best: George Kennan’s Revealing Diaries
James A. Warren
March 10, 2014
“I view myself as a realist, and the reality is that what Iran is doing is very simple,” he said.Rubio Slams Hawks and Doves
November 21, 2013
Cozzens, largely forgotten these days, was a 20th-century realist writer in the mode of Theodore Dreiser.Scott Turow: How I Write
October 23, 2013
Ben Gurion once said, “In Israel, in order to be a realist you must believe in miracles.”Full Video and Transcript of Obama's Speech in Israel
March 21, 2013
Captain Feldman was a realist but he was also a deeply moral man.
"They don't have much choice," Captain Feldman said, always the realist.
In the first place, it does not mean that Greek art is what we call ‘naturalist’ or ‘realist’.The Legacy of Greece
"I believe you are a realist, Henry," said his wife playfully.Steve and the Steam Engine
Sara Ware Bassett
It was dear to the Realist, and it is dear to the Symbolist.The Children
- a person who is aware of and accepts the physical universe, events, etc, as they are; pragmatist
- an artist or writer who seeks to represent the familiar or typical in real life rather than an idealized, formalized, or romantic interpretation
- philosophy a person who accepts realism
- (modifier) of, relating to, or characteristic of realism or realists in the arts, philosophy, etca realist school
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Word Origin and History for realist
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