Meaning of “realist” - Learner’s Dictionary

realist

noun [ C ] uk us /ˈrɪəlɪst/
PERSON

someone who accepts the true facts of a situation and does not hope for things that will not happen

ARTIST ETC

an artist or writer who shows people and things in their work as they are in real life

(Definition of “realist” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)