- The definition of realistic is someone who has a good grip on the reality of a situation and understands what can and cannot be done, something that is a practical, achievable idea, or something that resembles the actual truth about life.
- An example of realistic is a person who knows his own limitations and isn't going to expect to be an amazing opera singer when he can't even carry a tune.
- An example of realistic is a book that really rings true and that could be about true life.
realistic definition by Webster's New World
- of, having to do with, or in the style of, realism or realists
- tending to face facts; practical rather than visionary
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- realistically adverb
realistic definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Tending to or expressing an awareness of things as they really are: She gave us a realistic appraisal of our chances.
- Of or relating to the representation of objects, actions, or social conditions as they actually are: a realistic novel about ghetto life. See Synonyms at graphic.
- reˌal·isˈti·cal·ly adverb