Definition of realo in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈriːələʊ/
Pronunciation: /reɪˈaləʊ/

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noun (plural realos)

A member of the pragmatic, as opposed to the radical, wing of the Green movement. Often contrasted with fundie.
Example sentences
  • In Germany the Greens are described as fundies or realos.
  • By the 1980s, all these new movements had become divided internally between what the German Greens called the fundis and the realos.
  • The realo could make a fairly strong case that green traditions of antistatism and anticonsumerism need to be fundamentally reconsidered.


1980s: from German, from Realist 'realist'.

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