HyperDic: realistic

English > 3 senses of the word realistic:
ADJECTIVEallrealisticaware or expressing awareness of things as they really are
allrealistic, naturalisticrepresenting what is real
pertrealisticof or relating to the philosophical doctrine of realism / realism
realistic > pronunciation
Soundsriy.ahlih'stihk
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > realistic: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningAware or expressing awareness of things as they really are.
Examples
  • "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"
Narrowerdown-to-earth, earthysensible and practical
graphic, lifelike, pictorial, vividEvoking lifelike images within the mind
hardheaded, hard-nosed, practical, pragmaticGuided by practical experience and observation rather than theory
livingtrue to life
true-to-life, true to liferepresenting things or actions or conditions as they actually are
veridical, realcoinciding with reality
virtual, practicalactually such in almost every respect
See alsopossiblecapable of happening / happening or existing
practicalconcerned with actual use or practice
real, existentBeing or occurring in fact or actuality
Oppositeunrealisticnot realistic
Spanishrealista, realístico
Catalanrealista
Nounsrealista person who accepts the world as it literally is and deals with it accordingly
Adverbsrealisticallyin a realistic manner
English > realistic: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningrepresenting what is real; not abstract / abstract or ideal.
Examples
  • "realistic portraiture"
  • "a realistic novel"
Synonymnaturalistic
Broaderrepresentational(used especially of art) depicting objects, figures,or scenes as seen
Spanishnaturalista, realista
Catalannaturalista, realista
Nounsrealista painter who represents the world realistically and not in an idealized or romantic style
Adverbsrealisticallyin a realistic manner
English > realistic: 3 senses > adjective 3, pert
MeaningOf or relating to the philosophical doctrine of realism / realism.
Example"a realistic system of thought"
Spanishrealista
Nounsrealism(philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that physical objects continue to exist when not perceived
realista philosopher who believes that universals are real and exist independently of anyone thinking of them

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