- 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 realists or realism.
Origin of realistic
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Related Words for nonrealisticimpractical, unworkable, improbable, unreal, silly, quixotic, impossible, dreaming, half-baked, hoping, romantic, optimistic, nonrealistic, floating, gone, impracticable, nonsensical, starry-eyed, theoretical
- 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
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