Meaning of “realistic” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /ˌrɪəˈlɪstɪk/

B2 accepting the true facts of a situation and not basing decisions on things that will not happen:

Let's be realistic - we're not going to finish this by Friday.

B1 showing things and people as they really are, or making them seem to be real:

realistic special effects in a film
→ Opposite unrealistic
realistically adverb

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