Realist - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈriəlɪst|  American pronunciation of the word realist
Brit.  |ˈrɪəlɪst|  British pronunciation of the word realist


- a philosopher who believes that universals are real and exist independently of anyone thinking of them
- a person who accepts the world as it literally is and deals with it accordingly
- a painter who represents the world realistically and not in an idealized or romantic style


He has a sense of realism about what can be done to improve the economy.

The realism of her dream was alarming.

the stark realism of the play

She had always been a realist, not a dreamer.

I am a realist, but my sister is a dreamer.

Word forms

singular: realist
plural: realists
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