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re·al·is·tic

 (rē′ə-lĭs′tĭk)
adj.
1. Tending to or expressing an awareness of things as they really are: She gave us a realistic appraisal of our chances.
2. Of or relating to the representation of objects, actions, or social conditions as they actually are: a realistic novel about coal mining. See Synonyms at vivid.

re′al·is′ti·cal·ly adv.

realistic

(ˌrɪəˈlɪstɪk)
adj
1. showing awareness and acceptance of reality
2. practical or pragmatic rather than ideal or moral
3. (of a book, film, etc) depicting or emphasizing what is real and actual rather than abstract or ideal
4. (Philosophy) of or relating to philosophical realism
ˌrealˈistically adv

re•al•is•tic

(ˌri əˈlɪs tɪk)

adj.
1. concerned with or based on what is real or practical: a realistic estimate.
2. characterized by or given to the representation in literature or art of things as they really are: a realistic novel.
3. resembling or simulating real life: a realistic decoy.
4. pertaining to philosophic realists or realism.
[1815–20]
re`al•is′ti•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.realistic - aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are; "a realistic description"; "a realistic view of the possibilities"; "a realistic appraisal of our chances"; "the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans"
possible - capable of happening or existing; "a breakthrough may be possible next year"; "anything is possible"; "warned of possible consequences"
practical - concerned with actual use or practice; "he is a very practical person"; "the idea had no practical application"; "a practical knowledge of Japanese"; "woodworking is a practical art"
real, existent - being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory; "real objects"; "real people; not ghosts"; "a film based on real life"; "a real illness"; "real humility"; "Life is real! Life is earnest!"- Longfellow
unrealistic - not realistic; "unrealistic expectations"; "prices at unrealistic high levels"
2.realistic - representing what is real; not abstract or ideal; "realistic portraiture"; "a realistic novel"; "in naturalistic colors"; "the school of naturalistic writers"
representational - (used especially of art) depicting objects, figures,or scenes as seen; "representational art"; "representational images"
3.realistic - of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of realism; "a realistic system of thought"

realistic

adjective
2. attainable, reasonable, sensible, feasible, workable, achievable, practicable, within the bounds of possibility Establish deadlines that are more realistic.
3. lifelike, true to life, authentic, naturalistic, true, natural, genuine, graphic, faithful, truthful, representational, vérité The language is foul and the violence horribly realistic.

realistic

adjective
1. Having or indicating an awareness of things as they really are:
2. Accurately representing what is depicted or described:
3. Described verbally in sharp and accurate detail:
Translations
واقِعيواقِعي، عَمَلي، مَنْطِقيوَاقِعِيّ
realistický
realistisk
realistinen
realističan
reális
raunhæfur, raunsærraunsær, raunsæis-
現実的な
현실적인
realističenstvaren
realistisk
เป็นจริง
gerçekçigerçeğe uygun
có óc thực tế

realistic

[rɪəˈlɪstɪk] ADJ [person, approach, painting] → realista; [price] → razonable
let's be realisticseamos realistas
we had no realistic chance of winningno teníamos posibilidades reales de ganar

realistic

[ˌrɪəˈlɪstɪk] adj
(= pragmatic) [person, attitude] → réaliste
It's only realistic to accept that there will be some problems → Accepter qu'il y aura des problèmes, c'est simplement être réaliste.
to be realistic about sth (= not over-ambitious) → ne pas être trop ambitieux/euse quant à qch
(= achievable) [goal, target, deadline] → réaliste
to have a realistic chance of doing sth → avoir de réelles chances de faire qch
(= true to life) [painting, portrayal, film] → réaliste

realistic

adjrealistisch; painting alsonaturgetreu

realistic

[rɪəˈlɪstɪk] adj (thing) → realistico/a; (person) → realista

real

(riəl) adjective
1. which actually exists. There's a real monster in that cave.
2. not imitation; genuine. real leather; Is that diamond real?
3. actual. He may own the factory, but it's his manager who is the real boss.
4. great. a real surprise/problem.
adverb
(especially American) very; really. a real nice house.
ˈrealist noun
a person who sees, or claims to see, life as it is, without being affected by emotion etc.
ˈrealism noun
ˌreaˈlistic adjective
(negative unrealistic).
1. showing things as they really are. a realistic painting.
2. taking a sensible, practical view of life. I'd like to think we'd sell five of these a day, but it would be more realistic to say two.
ˌreaˈlistically adverb
reality (riˈӕləti) noun
1. that which is real and not imaginary. It was a relief to get back to reality after hearing the ghost story.
2. the state of being real.
3. (often in plural reˈalities) a fact. Death and sorrow are two of the grim realities of human existence.
ˈreally adverb
1. in fact. He looks a fool but he is really very clever.
2. very. That's a really nice hat!
interjection
an expression of surprise, protest, doubt etc. `I'm going to be the next manager.' `Oh really?'; Really! You mustn't be so rude!
real estate
(the buying and selling of) land and houses.
for real
(especially American) genuine; true. He says he's got a new bike, but I don't know if that's for real.
in reality
really; actually. He pretends to be busy, but in reality he has very little to do.

realistic

وَاقِعِيّ realistický realistisk realistisch ρεαλιστικός realista realistinen réaliste realističan realistico 現実的な 현실적인 realistisch realistisk realistyczny realístico реалистичный realistisk เป็นจริง gerçekçi có óc thực tế 现实的

realistic

a. verdadero-a, realista.
References in classic literature ?
No, it was not our harsh, aggressive, realistic daylight; it seemed properer to an enchanted land--or to heaven.
Rebecca liked better to draw things less realistic, and speedily, before the eyes of the enchanted multitude, there grew under her skillful fingers an American flag done in red, white, and blue chalk, every star in its right place, every stripe fluttering in the breeze.
As this is not a realistic novel, I do not hold myself bound, as I have said before, to account reasonably for everything that is done--least of all, said--within its pages.
The characteristics of our romantic are to understand everything, to see everything and to see it often incomparably more clearly than our most realistic minds see it; to refuse to accept anyone or anything, but at the same time not to despise anything; to give way, to yield, from policy; never to lose sight of a useful practical object (such as rent-free quarters at the government expense, pensions, decorations), to keep their eye on that object through all the enthusiasms and volumes of lyrical poems, and at the same time to preserve "the sublime and the beautiful" inviolate within them to the hour of their death, and to preserve themselves also, incidentally, like some precious jewel wrapped in cotton wool if only for the benefit of "the sublime and the beautiful.
Even a porter passing, with a barrow piled with luggage, seemed so realistic that one was tempted to applaud.
Here we leave, for the most part, the dreamy pictures of island life, and find ourselves sharing the extremely realistic discomforts of a Sydney whaler in the early forties.
A certain selection and discretion must be used in producing a realistic effect," remarked Holmes.
If this were one of those realistic Zolaesque stories I would describe the crick in the back that--but let us hurry on.
Sometimes he embarrassed his wife, and the only time I saw her put out of countenance was when he insisted on telling me that he had taken a purge, and went into somewhat realistic details on the subject.
Indeed," cried Jav, "what more realistic than this bounteous feast?
Rosamond, whose basis for her structure had the usual airy slightness, was of remarkably detailed and realistic imagination when the foundation had been once presupposed; and before they had ridden a mile she was far on in the costume and introductions of her wedded life, having determined on her house in Middle-march, and foreseen the visits she would pay to her husband's high-bred relatives at a distance, whose finished manners she could appropriate as thoroughly as she had done her school accomplishments, preparing herself thus for vaguer elevations which might ultimately come.
I read the 'Marble Faun' first, and then the 'Scarlet Letter,' and then the 'House of Seven Gables,' and then the 'Blithedale Romance;' but I always liked best the last, which is more nearly a novel, and more realistic than the others.