Pronunciation of Realistic
/ɹi͡əlˈɪstɪk/, /ɹi‍əlˈɪstɪk/, /ɹ_iə_l_ˈɪ_s_t_ɪ_k/

Antonyms for realistic:

fake, nonrepresentational, surreal, fanciful, wild, phantasmagorical, surrealistic, romantic, insane, sham, unsuspicious, false, chimerical, phony, delusive, visionary, fantastic, mock, unrealistic, phantasmagoric, nonrealistic, unnatural.

Synonyms for realistic:

Sense 1

de facto, bona fide, unarguable, dependable, true-life, believable, well-founded, definitive, foursquare, objectively, well-informed, unanswerable, undeniable, good-tempered, well-advised, authoritative, practically, sure, gritty, cut-and-dried, coherent, moderation, decidedly, truly, even-tempered, categorical, genuine, collected, discriminating, responsibly, earthbound, informed, apparent, advisable, well-grounded, justifiable, indisputable, Cast iron, unflappable, pragmatical, philosophical, cogent, certifiable, verifiable, poised, Clear-headed, factual, realistically, Grounded, confirmed, categorically, centred, definitely, undisputed, politic, tenable, well-documented, squarely, unchallenged, unquestioned, square with, determinate, steady, unromantic, easily, ironclad, centered, concrete, Cool-headed, physically, undoubted, healthy, incontestable, logical, hands down, sensibly, incontrovertible, plausible, businesslike, level-headed, physical, imperturbable, tough-minded, proactive, hard-edged, irrefutable, enlightened, definite, pragmatist, certified, honest-to-goodness, rationally, reality check.

Sense 2

hard-and-fast, authentic, certain, coherence, practicality, realist, harsh, common sense, realism, reason, rightly, kosher, prosaic, sanity, real.

Sense 3

strong, matter of fact, photographic, adult, solid, responsible, material, actual, moderate, firm, truthful, pessimistic.

Sense 4

mature, absolute, sober, picturesque.

Sense 5


Sense 7


Sense 8

open, true.

Sense 14


Sense 18


genuine (adjective)

faithful, true, natural, authentic, representational, lifelike, graphic, truthful.

lifelike (adjective)

natural, exact, vivid, lifelike, faithful.

photographic (adjective)

photographic, true-to-life.

pictorial (adjective)


sane (adjective)

sensible, well-balanced, lucid, normal, reasonable, rational, Sober-minded, down-to-earth, balanced, sane.

sensible, matter-of-fact (adjective)

practical, businesslike, down-to-earth, earthy, rational, sensible, pragmatic, hard, sane, sober, sound, pragmatical, real, unromantic, reasonable.

sober (adjective)


truthful (adjective)


Sense 1 (noun)

authentic, apparent, physical, kosher.

Sense 2 (noun)

pragmatical, unromantic, Clear-headed, Grounded, mature, matter of fact, prosaic, hard, tough-minded, logical, sober.

Sense 3 (noun)

truthful, true-life, true.

Sense 4 (noun)

photographic, picturesque.

naturalistic (noun)


practical (noun)


realistic (noun)

hard-nosed, real, graphic, practical, naturalistic, lifelike, living, virtual, down-to-earth, pragmatic, hardheaded, earthy, pictorial, true-to-life, vivid, veridical, representational.

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