realist Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “realist” in the English Dictionary

"realist" in British English

See all translations

realistnoun [C]

uk   /ˈrɪə.lɪst/  us   /ˈriː.ə-/

realist noun [C] (THOUGHT)

someone who ​hopes for or ​accepts only what ​seemspossible 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.

realist noun [C] (ART)

specialized art, literature, theatre & film an ​artist, ​writer, etc. who ​representslife as it really is, ​rather than in an ​imagined way
(Definition of realist from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"realist" in American English

See all translations

realistnoun [C]

 us   /ˈri·ə·lɪst/
a ​person who ​tends to ​accept and ​deal with ​people and ​situations as they are
(Definition of realist from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “realist”
in Chinese (Simplified) 注重, 现实主义者, 务实的人…
in Turkish gerçekçi, realist, (ressam…
in Russian реалист…
in Chinese (Traditional) 注重, 現實主義者, 務實的人…
in Polish realist-a/ka…
What is the pronunciation of realist?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

autumnal

typical of autumn

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More