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realistic

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of realistic

  1. 1 willing to see things as they really are and deal with them sensibly high schoolers who need to be more realistic in their career choices, as so few people end up as rock stars Synonyms of realistic down-to-earth, earthy, hardheaded, matter-of-fact, practical, pragmatic (also pragmatical) Words Related to realistic idealless, philistine, utilitarian; commonsensical, grounded, levelheaded, logical, no-nonsense, rational, reasonable, sane, sensible, sober, sobersided, sound; bottom-line, hard, hard-boiled, hard-edged, tough-minded, unromantic, unsentimental; cynical, disillusioned, misanthropic, pessimistic; distrustful, mistrustful, skeptical, suspicious Near Antonyms of realistic fanciful, fantastic (also fantastical), imaginative; romantic, sentimental; cheerful, optimistic, rose-colored; trustful, trusting, unsuspicious; half-baked, illogical, insane, irrational, unreasonable; theoretical (also theoretic) Antonyms of realistic blue-sky, idealistic, impractical, unrealistic, utopian, visionary

  2. 2 closely resembling the object imitated those special effects look really realistic—I'd never guess they were all computer-generated Synonyms of realistic lifelike, living, naturalistic (also naturalist), near, photo-realistic, natural, three-dimensionalWords Related to realistic alike, like, matching, similar, verisimilar; akin, analogous, approximate, comparable, resembling; accurate, close, faithful, true; compelling, convincing; expressive, graphic (also graphical), gritty, vividNear Antonyms of realistic dissimilar, off, unalike, unlike; incomparable, unmatched; contrasted, contrasting, different, disparate; fake, mock, phony (also phoney), shamAntonyms of realistic nonnatural, nonrealistic, unnatural, unrealistic


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