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1. aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are
a realistic description|a realistic view of the possibilities|a realistic appraisal of our chances|the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans
2. of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of realism
a realistic system of thought
3. Of or pertaining to the realists; in the manner of the realists; characterized by realism rather than by imagination.
4. representing what is real; not abstract or ideal
realistic portraiture|a realistic novel|in naturalistic colors|the school of naturalistic writers