from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not compatible with reality or fact; unreasonably idealistic: unrealistic expectations.
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- adj. Not realistic.
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- adj. not realistic
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These include what she describes as unrealistic municipal demarcations.
The Denver-based telecom (NYSE: Q) had signaled in January that it was reconsidering its earlier decision not to apply for available rural-broadband funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act because of what it called unrealistic rules.
Carlson criticized what he described as unrealistic and excessive federal spending coming from the White House.
In contrast, flattery is extreme, and appeals to our egos in unrealistic ways.
Professional athletes spent the majority of their lives in unrealistic practices.
Sarcasm aside, the value of these things is that real skills can be taught in unrealistic settings.
In general, when deadlines and budgets are overrun, we have to ask, are we being too optimistic or just plain unrealistic?
And, how unrealistic is it that Ned could go more than a decade without him touching his "alive again" dog or vice versa?
It only 'works' under certain unrealistic reenactment combat rules.
Still so, most companies keep trying to deliver their products in unrealistic time frames.