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English definition of “realistic”

realistic

adjective  /ˌri·əˈlɪs·tɪk/ us  
having or showing a practical awareness of things as they are: She is realistic about her chances of winning. Realistic also means appearing to be existing or happening in fact: The scene in the movie where the dinosaur hatches from the egg is incredibly realistic.
realistically
adverb [not gradable]  /ˌri·əˈlɪs·tɪ·kli/ us  
Realistically, we can’t afford a piano.
(Definition of realistic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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