Definition of Realist

1. Noun. A philosopher who believes that universals are real and exist independently of anyone thinking of them.

Generic synonyms: Philosopher
Specialized synonyms: Pragmatist
Derivative terms: Realism, Realism, Realistic



2. Noun. A person who accepts the world as it literally is and deals with it accordingly.
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Specialized synonyms: Pragmatist
Derivative terms: Realism, Realism, Realistic

3. Noun. A painter who represents the world realistically and not in an idealized or romantic style.
Generic synonyms: Painter
Derivative terms: Realism, Realism, Realism, Realistic

Definition of Realist

1. n. One who believes in realism; esp., one who maintains that generals, or the terms used to denote the genera and species of things, represent real existences, and are not mere names, as maintained by the nominalists.

Definition of Realist

1. Noun. (philosophy) An advocate of realism; one who believes that matter, objects etc. have real existence beyond our perception of them. ¹

2. Noun. One who believes in seeing things the way they really are, as opposed to how they would like them to be. ¹

3. Noun. (context: arts literature) An adherent of the realism movement; an artist who seeks to portray real everyday life accurately. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Realist

1. one who is concerned with fact or reality [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Realist

realine
realis
realis mood
realisability
realisable
realisation
realisations
realise
realised
realiser
realisers
realises
realising
realism
realisms
realist (current term)
realistic
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realisticity
realisticness
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reality TV
reality adaptation
reality awareness
reality challenged
reality check
reality distortion field

Literary usage of Realist

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Realism: Coöperative Studies in Philosophy by Edwin Bissell Holt (1912)
"What the realist Asserts.2 — The realist does also not assert that an unreal thing ... And here the realist insists on the conscientious observance of a ..."

2. The New Realism: Coöperative Studies in Philosophy by Edwin Bissell Holt, Walter Taylor Marvin, William Pepperell Montague, Ralph Barton Perry, Walter B. Pitkin, Edward Gleason Spaulding (1912)
"What the realist Asserts.1—The realist does also not assert that an unreal thing ... And here the realist insists on the conscientious observance of a ..."

3. Manual of the Art of Fiction: Prepared for the Use of Schools and Colleges by Clayton Meeker Hamilton (1918)
"The distinction between realism and romance is fundamental and deep-seated; for every man, whether consciously or not, is either a romantic or a realist in ..."

4. The Development of the English Novel by Wilbur Lucius Cross (1899)
"In his most ideal moods he was always a realist of the spirit, ... Bulwer-Lytton tn the Bdle of realist, George Sorrow, Charles Reade The return to realism ..."

5. A Text-Book in the History of Education by Paul Monroe (1905)
"MONTAIGNE NOT A HUMANISTIC-realist. — Consequently he turns to those views which have ... NOT A SENSE-realist. — Nor can Montaigne be classed with the ..."

6. A Text-book in the History of Education by Paul Monroe (1905)
"MONTAIGNE NOT A HUMANISTIC-realist. — Consequently he turns to those views which have led ... NOT A SENSE-realist. — Nor can Montaigne be classed with the ..."

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