Definition of anti–realism
: opposition to or deliberate eschewal of realism especially in art and literature There are as many different varieties of antirealism as there are of realism—perhaps more. — Michael Boyd
antirealistplay \ˌan-tē-ˈrē-ə-list, ˌan-tī-\ adjective anti-realist art
antirealistnoun Nineteenth-century antirealists invented various kinds of fantasy in order to free imagination from rational skepticism and diminish the reality principle's hold on narrative. — Robert Higbie
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