Definitions for Realisticˌri əˈlɪs tɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•al•is•ticˌri əˈlɪs tɪk(adj.)

  1. concerned with or based on what is real or practical:

    a realistic estimate.

  2. characterized by or given to the representation in literature or art of things as they really are:

    a realistic novel.

  3. resembling or simulating real life:

    a realistic decoy.

  4. pertaining to philosophic realists or realism.

    Category: Philosphy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. realistic(adj)

    aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are

    "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"

  2. naturalistic, realistic(adj)

    representing what is real; not abstract or ideal

    "realistic portraiture"; "a realistic novel"; "in naturalistic colors"; "the school of naturalistic writers"

  3. realistic(adj)

    of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of realism

    "a realistic system of thought"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. realistic(adjective)ˌri əˈlɪs tɪk

    ≠ unrealistic

    We have to be realistic. This will take a long time.

  2. realisticˌri əˈlɪs tɪk

    ≠ unrealistic

    a realistic chance of achieving our goals; The prices they charge are not realistic.

  3. realisticˌri əˈlɪs tɪk

    ≠ unrealistic

    a film that gives a realistic picture of war; Realistically, we can only hope for about 50 people to come.; The illustrations realistically represent what is happening.


  1. realistic(Adjective)

    expressed or represented as being accurate.

    A realistic appraisal of the situation.

  2. realistic(Adjective)

    Relating to the representation of objects, actions or conditions as they actually are or were.

    A realistic novel about the Victorian poor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Realistic(adj)

    of or pertaining to the realists; in the manner of the realists; characterized by realism rather than by imagination


  1. Realistic

    Realistic is the debut album by an American indie pop band Ivy.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Realistic' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4318

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Realistic' in Adjectives Frequency: #641

Anagrams of Realistic

  1. eristical

Translations for Realistic

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


showing things as they really are

a realistic painting.

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