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realism
American English: /ˈri(ə)ˌlɪzəm/
British English: /ˈrɪəlɪz(ə)m/

Translation of realism in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • Example sentences
    • What we want is the ability to recognise the difference between situations that call for optimism, trying harder, and the situations that call for realism and pessimism.
    • Mr Rogers hopes this development may bring a greater sense of realism to a situation which ‘has been as cracked as a dropping pot for at least a decade now’.
    • This article is completely atypical in its brutal realism about the situation in Saudi Arabia.
    Example sentences
    • The more you look for details, cues and fakes, the more you add to the realism of the situation.
    • And it gives that movie a certain essence, a certain kind of realism.
    • If we return to the gunshot analogy, we realize why creating sound effects is a perfectly legitimate practice in maintaining realism.

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