realistic (adj.)

1829, of art, literature, etc., "true to reality, exhibiting realism in description or representation;" 1831 as "involving a practical view of life" (opposed to idealistic); see realist + -ic. Related: Realistically.

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Definitions of realistic from WordNet

realistic (adj.)
aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are;
a realistic view of the possibilities
a realistic appraisal of our chances
the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans
a realistic description
realistic (adj.)
representing what is real; not abstract or ideal;
realistic portraiture
a realistic novel
Synonyms: naturalistic
realistic (adj.)
of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of realism;
a realistic system of thought