Realistic meaning

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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.

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Tending to or expressing an awareness of things as they really are.

She gave us a realistic appraisal of our chances.

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Of or relating to the representation of objects, actions, or social conditions as they actually are.

A realistic novel about coal mining.

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Of, having to do with, or in the style of, realism or realists.
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Tending to face facts; practical rather than visionary.
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A realistic appraisal of the situation.

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

A realistic novel about the Victorian poor.

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