What does Realist mean?

Definitions for Realist
ˈri ə lɪstre·al·ist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. realistnoun

    a philosopher who believes that universals are real and exist independently of anyone thinking of them

  2. realistnoun

    a person who accepts the world as it literally is and deals with it accordingly

  3. realistnoun

    a painter who represents the world realistically and not in an idealized or romantic style


  1. Realistnoun

    a person who avoids unrealistic or impractical beliefs or efforts. Contrasted to idealist or visionary.


  1. realistnoun

    An advocate of realism; one who believes that matter, objects etc. have real existence beyond our perception of them.

  2. realistnoun

    One who believes in seeing things the way they really are, as opposed to how they would like them to be.

  3. realistnoun

    An adherent of the realism movement; an artist who seeks to portray real everyday life accurately.


  1. realist

    A realist is a person who tends to view or represent things as they really are, accepting and dealing with situations as they exist, in a practical manner rather than according to idealistic or theoretical concepts. They tend to be practical, pragmatic, and often somewhat skeptical, basing opinions and actions on the reality of a situation rather than on hopes, dreams or abstract ideas.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Realistnoun

    one who believes in realism; esp., one who maintains that generals, or the terms used to denote the genera and species of things, represent real existences, and are not mere names, as maintained by the nominalists

  2. Realistnoun

    an artist or writer who aims at realism in his work. See Realism, 2

  3. Etymology: [Cf. F. raliste.]

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  1. A-lister

  2. Raelist

  3. railest

  4. retails

  5. saltier

  6. saltire

  7. aletris

  8. listera

  9. alister

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Realist in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Realist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Realist in a Sentence

  1. Eric Hoffer:

    The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.

  2. The President:

    Of course, I don't agree with the Supreme Court ruling but I'm a realist when it comes to legislation on the floor of the Senate and the House, it's doubtful that anything is going to move forward.

  3. Leonid Reshetnikov:

    It's quite possible that Trump's advisor is a pragmatist and a realist, this is probably not an ordinary visit. He has probably received some instructions from the President-elect. I don't think that meetings at the highest level will take place, but (the possibility) cannot be excluded.

  4. Vice President Joe Biden:

    I'm no Bernie Sanders, he's a great guy by the way. He really is. I'm not a populist. But I'm a realist.

  5. David Ben-Gurion:

    In Israel, in order to be a realist you must believe in miracles.

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