What does realist mean?

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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

GCIDE

  1. Realistnoun

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

Wiktionary

  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

  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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Anagrams for realist »

  1. railest

  2. saltire

  3. saltier

  4. A-lister

  5. Raelist

  6. retails

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Numerology

  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. Mike Pompeo:

    Those are the things that leaders come to see — they come to see that America must be realist and serious, we do n’t need to send 50,000 soldiers every place, but we need to use the things that America has.

  2. Sydney Harris:

    An idealist believes the short run doesn't count. A cynic believes the long run doesn't matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run.

  3. 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.

  4. Michael Gove:

    I am a realist, one of the things about politics is that you mustn't, you shouldn't, make the perfect the enemy of the good. And one of the things about this compromise is that it unites the cabinet.

  5. Michael Gove:

    I am a realist, a lot of the things about politics is that you mustn't, you shouldn't, make the perfect the enemy of the good. And one of the things about this compromise is that it unites the cabinet.

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