un·​re·​al·​is·​tic ˌən-ˌrē-ə-ˈli-stik How to pronounce unrealistic (audio)
: not realistic : inappropriate to reality or fact
unrealistically 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 Luckett said various media forms often show an unrealistic portrayal of a relationship. Marina Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 12 June 2024 In contrast, Walt said Biden has been too willing to go along with Ukraine’s goal of driving out all Russian troops — a goal Walt finds unrealistic. Greg Myre, NPR, 11 June 2024 The schedule for the Artemis III lunar landing in 2026 seems completely unrealistic, which has prompted NASA officials to consider revamping the flight plan for Artemis III to have an Orion crew capsule dock with Starship in low-Earth orbit. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 20 May 2024 That was not an unrealistic expectation for actresses at that time. Rachel Handler, Vulture, 14 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for unrealistic 

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Word History

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unrealistic was in 1865

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“Unrealistic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrealistic. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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