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Synonyms of realistic in English:


  • 1 you've got to be realistic and accept what has happened
    rational, logical, reasonable, level-headed, clear-sighted, hard-headed, businesslike, sober, unromantic, unsentimental, unidealistic, tough-minded, robust, hard-boiled, unemotional
    informal with both/one's feet on the ground, hard-nosed, no-nonsense
    [Antonyms] unrealistic, idealistic
  • 2 a regional settlement remains an important and realistic aim
    achievable, attainable, feasible, practicable, within the bounds of possibility, viable, reasonable, sensible, logical, workable
    informal doable
    [Antonyms] impracticable
  • 3 the film was not intended to be a realistic portrayal of the war
    true to life, lifelike, true, truthful, faithful, real-life, close, naturalistic, authentic, genuine, representational, graphic, convincing;
    French vérité
    informal kitchen-sink, warts and all
    [Antonyms] imaginative, fictional
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