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1. Tending to or expressing an awareness of things as they really are: "The doctor tried to give him a realistic appraisal of his chances of surviving the operation."
2. Of or relating to the representation of objects, actions, or social conditions as they actually are.
3. A reference to seeking what is achievable or possible, based on known facts.
4. Simulating real things or imaginary things in a way that seems real; such as, computer games with realistic graphics.
3. Trying to be reasonable; such as, having a realistic price for something that is not priced or valued too low or high.
4. In the arts and literature, representing life as it really is, rather than an idealized version of it.
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realistic (usage)
"He was realistic about his failure."
"It was such a realistic movie anyone could easily relate to it."

Synonymous applications for realistic: pragmatic, down-to-earth; true-to-life, natural, naturalistic, lifelike, graphic, descriptive; real, authentic, genuine, truthful, faithful, precise.

—Compiled from a presentation made by
Reader's Digest Family Word Finder; The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.;
Pleasantville, New York; 1975; page 647.
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