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re·al·is·tic

realistic

 
 
pronunciation:
ri lIs tihk
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: tending to see things as they really are; practical.
She needs to be realistic about how much money she can spend buying a car.
synonyms:
faithful, practical, truthful
similar words:
authentic, exact, genuine, honest, lifelike, living, objective, rational, real, reasonable, sensible, true, valid
definition 2: showing people and things as they really are.
She painted a realistic portrait of her mother.
similar words:
graphic, practical
derivation: realistically (adv.)