Definition of Realistic

1. Adjective. Aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are. "The actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans"




2. Adjective. Representing what is real; not abstract or ideal. "The school of naturalistic writers"
Exact synonyms: Naturalistic
Similar to: Representational
Derivative terms: Naturalism, Realist

3. Adjective. Of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of realism. "A realistic system of thought"
Partainyms: Realism
Derivative terms: Realist

Definition of Realistic

1. a. Of or pertaining to the realists; in the manner of the realists; characterized by realism rather than by imagination.

Definition of Realistic

1. Adjective. expressed or represented as being accurate. ¹

2. Adjective. Relating to the representation of objects, actions or conditions as they actually are or were. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Realistic

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Realistic

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Literary usage of Realistic

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

1. A Study of Fairy Tales by Laura Fry Kready (1916)
"have a large realistic element. In The Little Elves we have the realistic ... In Beauty and the Beast we have a realistic glimpse of the three various ways ..."

2. Present Philosophical Tendencies: A Critical Survey of Naturalism, Idealism by Ralph Barton Perry (1912)
"Let us examine, first, the realistic version of pragmatism. ... Now a realistic version of this theory will assert that the various components of the ..."

3. Present Philosophical Tendencies: A Critical Survey of Naturalism, Idealism by Ralph Barton Perry (1912)
"Let us examine, first, the realistic version of pragmatism. ... Now a realistic version of this theory will assert that the various components of the ..."

4. New Englander and Yale Review by Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight (1889)
"realistic IDEALISM.*—In his Introduction the author of these volumes takes pains to state clearly what kind of a philosophical system he has exposed and ..."

5. James Shirley, Dramatist: A Biographical and Critical Studyby Arthur Huntington Nason by Arthur Huntington Nason (1915)
"In what we have called his first dramatic period— from 1625 to 1632—the work of Shirley was, indeed, chiefly realistic. Three and a half plays of this ..."

6. The Representative Significance of Form: An Essay in Comparative Aesthetics by George Lansing Raymond (1909)
"THE EPIC, realistic, AND DRAMATIC IN POETRY. Epic, realistic and Dramatic Subdivisions in All the Arts — Necessity of Certain New Terms for Some of ..."

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