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realistic

adjective uk   /ˌrɪəˈlɪs.tɪk/ us    /ˌriː.ə-/
B2 accepting things as they are in fact and not making decisions based on unlikely hopes for the future: Let's be realistic (about this) - I just can't afford to pay that much money. It isn't realistic to expect people to work for so little money.
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B2 seeming to exist or be happening in fact: The special effects were so realistic.
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