American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Tending to or expressing an awareness of things as they really are: She gave us a realistic appraisal of our chances.
- adj. Of or relating to the representation of objects, actions, or social conditions as they actually are: a realistic novel about ghetto life. See Synonyms at graphic.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the realists in philosophy; characteristic of speculative realism.
- Exhibiting or characterized by realism in description or representation; objectively real or literal; lifelike, usually in a bad or depreciatory sense: as, a realistic novel or painting; a realistic account of a murder.
- adj. expressed or represented as being accurate.
- adj. Relating to the representation of objects, actions or conditions as they actually are or were.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to the realists; in the manner of the realists; characterized by realism rather than by imagination.
- adj. representing what is real; not abstract or ideal
- adj. of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of realism
- adj. aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are
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“LOU DOBBS, CNN ANCHOR: Tonight, top U.S. officials announce what they call a realistic timetable for success in Iraq as insurgents kill four more of our troops.”
“TODD: Taylor says he does not want Congress to promise an unrealistic amount of taxpayer money for the memorial, and says he will make sure the passengers and crew on that plane will get what he calls a realistic and lasting tribute.”
“Instead of ending in pessimism or optimism, they might search for meaning with what I call realistic hope.”
“In the joy of his story Fielding soon forgot his burlesque of Richardson, and attempted what he called a realistic novel; that is, a story of real life.”
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