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"realistic" in British English

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realisticadjective

uk   /ˌrɪəˈlɪs.tɪk/ us   /ˌriː.əˈlɪs.tɪk/
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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"realistic" in American English

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realisticadjective

us   /ˌri·əˈlɪs·tɪk/
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] us   /ˌri·əˈlɪs·tɪ·kli/
Realistically, we can’t afford a piano.
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