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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.

    Etymology: [Cf. F. raliste.]


  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.

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. raliste.]

  2. Realistnoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. raliste.]

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  1. railest

  2. saltire

  3. saltier

  4. A-lister

  5. Raelist

  6. retails

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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. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    As a realist, you must give me the watch and not the time.

  2. David Ben-Gurion:

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

  3. Nicholas Wright:

    There is something of the Tony Blair about Angela Merkel, the fact that Angela Merkel comes from the pragmatist, realist part of the party, basically saying :' It's all very well having these ideals and principles, but they don't matter if we can't get into government and do anything.'.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Often in life, you have to work on both fronts, dealing objectively with diametrically opposite premises, and then arriving at the best solution. The open mindedness enables you to be a realist who is also an optimist at heart. Strange as it may seem, you hope for the best, and also expect the worst at the same time. You operate in the real world with best positive attitude, while understanding fully well what is practically possible in a given situation. This synergistic combination of realistic optimism ( or optimistic realism) can help you to deal with problems in an effective and positive manner, in my view, especially during the challenging phases in life.

  5. George W. Bush, speech, November 19, 1999:

    In the defense of our nation, a president must be a clear-eyed realist. There are limits to the smiles and scowls of diplomacy. Armies and missiles are not stopped by stiff notes of condemnation. They are held in check by strength and purpose and the promise of swift punishment.

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    the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
    • A. sheath
    • B. hunch
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