ul·​tra·​re·​al·​is·​tic | \ ˌəl-trə-ˌrē-ə-ˈli-stik How to pronounce ultrarealistic (audio) \
variants: or less commonly ultrarealist \ ˌəl-​trə-​ˈrē-​ə-​list How to pronounce ultrarealistic (audio) \

Definition of ultrarealistic

: extremely realistic: such as
a : very accurately representing what is natural or real an ultrarealistic video game ultrarealistic special effects An entire chapter dedicated to Eakins's ultrarealist operating room depiction, The Gross Clinic (1875) proves illuminating all the way through.Publishers Weekly Reviews : very convincingly rendered to appear natural an ultrarealistic prosthetic arm
b : extremely pragmatic or sensible : guided by or based on an unusually clear sense of what is real rather than what is wanted or hoped for an ultrarealistic person/strategy

Other Words from ultrarealistic

ultrarealism \ ˌəl-​trə-​ˈrē-​ə-​ˌli-​zəm How to pronounce ultrarealistic (audio) \ noun
Modern sports games are realistic simulations of actual league play. … Thanks to such ultrarealism, young gamers become experts in baseball, and any other sport games they play. — Christopher Shulgan
ultrarealist noun, plural ultrarealists
It was after she returned that [Jane] Mabry began painting portraits and American Indians as subject matter, the art for which she became widely known. "She was an ultrarealist," Gwenyth Mabry said, noting that she worked mainly in pastels and oils. — Lloyd Jojola

First Known Use of ultrarealistic

1859, in the meaning defined above

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“Ultrarealistic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ultrarealistic. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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