Synonyms for realistic

Synonyms for (adjective) realistic

Synonyms: realistic

Definition: aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are

Usage: a realistic description; a realistic view of the possibilities; a realistic appraisal of our chances; the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans

Similar words: down-to-earth, earthy

Definition: sensible and practical

Usage: has a straightforward down-to-earth approach to a problem; her earthy common sense


Similar words: practical, pragmatic, hard-nosed, hardheaded

Definition: guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory

Usage: a hardheaded appraisal of our position; a hard-nosed labor leader; completely practical in his approach to business; not ideology but pragmatic politics


Similar words: graphic, vivid, pictorial, lifelike

Definition: evoking lifelike images within the mind

Usage: pictorial poetry and prose; graphic accounts of battle; a lifelike portrait; a vivid description


Similar words: living

Definition: true to life; lifelike

Usage: the living image of her mother


Similar words: true to life, true-to-life

Definition: representing things or actions or conditions as they actually are

Usage: the novel about ghetto life was true to life; true-to-life duck decoys


Similar words: real, veridical

Definition: coinciding with reality

Usage: perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception- F.A.Olafson


Similar words: virtual, practical

Definition: being actually such in almost every respect

Usage: a practical failure; the once elegant temple lay in virtual ruin


Synonyms: naturalistic, realistic

Definition: representing what is real; not abstract or ideal

Usage: realistic portraiture; a realistic novel; in naturalistic colors; the school of naturalistic writers

Similar words: representational

Definition: (used especially of art) depicting objects, figures,or scenes as seen

Usage: representational art; representational images