- 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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1. pragmatic, common-sense, hard-headed, sensible.
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Examples from the Web for ultra-realistic
It needed to have a sweep and not be too ultra-realistic in the approach.Bill Condon and Melissa Rosenberg on 'Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn'
November 21, 2011
He had written "Madame Bovary," and laid the foundation of what subsequently became the ultra-realistic school of French fiction.An Englishman in Paris
Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
Accordingly, emphasis has been placed upon the wholesome and uplifting rather than upon the sordid and the ultra-realistic.Contemporary One-Act Plays
Sir James M. Barrie
- 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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Word Origin and History for ultra-realistic
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