un·​re·​al·​is·​tic | \ ˌən-ˌrē-ə-ˈli-stik How to pronounce unrealistic (audio) \

Definition of unrealistic

: not realistic : inappropriate to reality or fact

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unrealistically \ ˌən-​ˌrē-​ə-​ˈli-​sti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce unrealistic (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unrealistic in a Sentence

It's unrealistic to expect so much. The dialogue in the movie was unrealistic.
Recent Examples on the Web That seems unrealistic — fiscally and politically — given the federal budget deficits and given the staunch opposition by many people to increased spending on social programs. jsonline.com, 21 Sep. 2022 Given the failures of other space SPACs to deliver on similarly rosy projections, and the frequent delays in space activities, that may be unrealistic. Tim Fernholz, Quartz, 16 Sep. 2022 And your clothes going with you would be magical, totally unrealistic. Jennifer Maas, Variety, 11 June 2022 After the deaths of thousands of Russian soldiers and an avalanche of failures since the invasion began Feb. 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin has narrowed his objectives in a campaign viewed as unsustainable, unrealistic — and likely unwinnable. Alex Horton, Washington Post, 21 May 2022 FatFIRING is not open to everyone, of course—and may be unrealistic (and unhealthy) for many. Sophie Mellor, Fortune, 11 Sep. 2022 But the strength of the winds required to explain such an extremely tapered flow is unrealistic. Thomas Lewton, Quanta Magazine, 23 Aug. 2022 And even the most unrealistic parts of fantasy movies can connect you to real emotions. Adrianna Freedman, Men's Health, 30 Aug. 2022 Some Western countries maintain that calls for immediate nuclear disarmament are totally unrealistic in the current highly polarized and chaotic world. Edith M. Lederer, ajc, 26 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unrealistic

1865, in the meaning defined above

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

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