Synonyms and Antonyms of unrealistic
not likely to occur in the real world
- The movie's unrealistic dialogue kept distracting me from the story.
fantastic (also fantastical), far-fetched, inconceivable, incredible, unbelievable, unreal, unreasonable
artificial, contrived, fake, feigned, forced, nonnatural, phony (also phoney), pretended, unnatural
absurd, cockamamy (or cockamamie), comical, derisive, derisory, farcical, laughable, ludicrous, pathetic, preposterous, ridiculous, risible, silly
half-baked, jerky, nonsensical
crazy, cuckoo, insane, kooky (also kookie), nutty, screwball, senseless, wacky (also whacky)
based on what is wanted or hoped for rather than on what is possible or likely
- He had unrealistic expectations about the type of apartment he could afford on his meager salary.
- The valuation placed on this company is completely unrealistic.
idealist, idealistic, quixotic, quixotical, romantic, starry, starry-eyed, utopian, visionary
half-baked, illogical, irrational, unreasonable
hopeful, optimistic, Pollyannaish (also Pollyannish), rosy, upbeat
impracticable, unworkable, useless