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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ree-uh-lis-tik]
    • /ˌri əˈlɪs tɪk/
    • /ˌriːəˈlɪstɪk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ree-uh-lis-tik]
    • /ˌri əˈlɪs tɪk/

Definitions of realistic word

  • adjective realistic interested in, concerned with, or based on what is real or practical: a realistic estimate of costs; a realistic planner. 1
  • adjective realistic pertaining to, characterized by, or given to the representation in literature or art of things as they really are: a realistic novel. 1
  • adjective realistic resembling or simulating real life: a duck hunter skilled at making realistic decoys. 1
  • adjective realistic Philosophy. of or relating to realists or realism. 1
  • abbreviation REALISTIC reasonable 1
  • adjective realistic like real 1

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Origin of realistic

First appearance:

before 1855
One of the 30% newest English words
First recorded in 1855-60; realist + -ic

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Parts of speech for Realistic


realistic popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for realistic

adj realistic

  • actual — You use actual to emphasize that you are referring to something real or genuine.
  • all there — having his or her wits about him or her; of normal intelligence
  • boy scout — The Boy Scouts is an organization for boys which teaches them discipline and practical skills.
  • cinematic — Cinematic means relating to films made for the cinema.
  • clear-headed — If you describe someone as clear-headed, you mean that they are sensible and think clearly, especially in difficult situations.

adjective realistic

  • achievable — If you say that something you are trying to do is achievable, you mean that it is possible for you to succeed in doing it.
  • applied — An applied subject of study has a practical use, rather than being concerned only with theory.
  • attainable — Something that is attainable can be achieved.
  • coldblooded — having a body temperature that fluctuates, approximating that of the surrounding air, land, or water
  • convincing — If you describe someone or something as convincing, you mean that they make you believe that a particular thing is true, correct, or genuine.

Antonyms for realistic

adj realistic

  • absonant — inharmonious
  • all wet — wrong; mistaken
  • avantgarde — the advance group in any field, especially in the visual, literary, or musical arts, whose works are characterized chiefly by unorthodox and experimental methods.
  • blue sky — fanciful; impractical: blue-sky ideas.

adjective realistic

  • aper — a person who apes, a mimic
  • crackpot — If you describe someone or their ideas as crackpot, you disapprove of them because you think that their ideas are strange and crazy.
  • diverting — serving to divert; entertaining; amusing.
  • escapist — Intended for or tending toward escape; especially, used to avoid, deny, or forget about reality, as through fantasy.
  • exaggerated — That has been described as greater than it actually is; abnormally increased or enlarged.

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