Definition of realistic in English:


Syllabification: re·al·is·tic
Pronunciation: /ˌrēəˈlistik


  • 2Representing familiar things in a way that is accurate or true to life: a realistic human drama
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    • Yet again this painting marks a break from the traditional style of realistic representation in art.
    • The fantasy elements are there to serve what I hope is a realistic depiction of human nature.
    • This show is probably the most realistic medical drama on British television.
    true to life, lifelike, truthful, true, faithful, unidealized, real-life, naturalistic, graphic



Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
[sentence adverb]: realistically, there was little prospect of any improvement
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  • She begins realistically, with her account of her despair and trauma just after the explosion.
  • It doesn't get much more basic, and really, that's all you can realistically ask from something like this.
  • There is no point in spending money you haven't got in pursuit of success which you cannot realistically hope to achieve.

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