realist

[ ree-uh-list ]
/ ˈri ə lɪst /

noun

a person who tends to view or represent things as they really are.
an artist or a writer whose work is characterized by realism.
Philosophy. an adherent of realism.

adjective

of or relating to realism or to a person who embodies its principles or practices: the realist approach to social ills; realist paintings.

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Origin of realist

1595–1605; real1 + -ist; compare French réaliste

OTHER WORDS FROM realist

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British Dictionary definitions for antirealist

realist
/ (ˈrɪəlɪst) /

noun

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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