Adjective "realistic" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Having or showing a sensible and practical idea of what can be achieved or expected.
  1. 'I didn't feel that I had a realistic chance to improve things with the budget I had.'
  2. 'There are many waters in the UK where you can fly fish for pike with a realistic chance of catching a good fish.'
  3. 'He saw tennis as the most realistic chance for his five daughters to escape the ghetto.'
  4. 'Around half of that figure is more realistic, plus any cash he can raise from selling players.'
  5. 'They are trying to gather everyone's ideas and to form the ideas into a realistic plan.'
  6. 'He should be positive, practical and realistic about what we can and cannot do.'
  7. 'Fake guns are now so realistic that even the practiced eye of a police marksman can be fooled.'
  8. 'Crocker had said beforehand that he was going to win, but no-one really gave him a realistic chance.'
  9. 'Holgate are the only club left with a realistic chance of making up the deficit.'
  10. 'His figures are realistic and dynamic, with an astounding range of body types.'
Representing things in a way that is accurate and true to life.
  1. 'The fantasy elements are there to serve what I hope is a realistic depiction of human nature.'
  2. 'Yet again this painting marks a break from the traditional style of realistic representation in art.'
  3. 'It also helps if the graphics are as smooth and as realistic as possible and game load times are short.'
  4. 'This show is probably the most realistic medical drama on British television.'


1. interested in, concerned with, or based on what is real or practical: a realistic estimate of costs; a realistic planner.

2. pertaining to, characterized by, or given to the representation in literature or art of things as they really are: a realistic novel.

3. resembling or simulating real life: a duck hunter skilled at making realistic decoys.

4. Philosophy. of or relating to realists or realism.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be realistic to recognises."

"people can be realistic about things."

"people can be realistic about chances."

"memberships can be realistic in terms."

"scenarios can be realistic for years."

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