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realist

noun [C] (THOUGHT)    /ˈrɪə.lɪst/ US  /ˈriː.ə-/
someone who hopes for or accepts only what seems possible or likely , and does not hope for or expect more: I'm a realist - I knew there was no way I could win , so I swam for a good finish , for points .Wise and sensible
(Definition of realist noun (THOUGHT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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