What does realist mean?

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ˈri ə lɪstre·al·ist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. realist(noun)

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

  2. realist(noun)

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

  3. realist(noun)

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


  1. Realist(n.)

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

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. raliste.]


  1. realist(Noun)

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

  2. realist(Noun)

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

  3. realist(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Realist(noun)

    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. Realist(noun)

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

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

Anagrams for realist »

  1. railest

  2. saltire

  3. saltier

  4. A-lister

  5. Raelist

  6. retails

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  1. Alex
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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Daniel Haeni:

    As a businessman I am a realist and had reckoned with 15 percent support, now it looks like more than 20 percent or maybe even 25 percent. I find that fabulous and sensational, when I see the media interest, from abroad as well, then I say we are setting a trend.

  4. 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.

  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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