1 showing acceptance of the facts of a situation
be, seem
keep sth

Try to keep your ambitions realistic.

extremely, very
fairly, quite

He was realistic enough to know this success could not last.


My friends were quite realistic about my problems.


You're not being very realistic in your expectations.

it is not realistic to expect, think, etc. sth

It's not realistic to expect people to pay more.

2 showing things as they really are
appear, be, look, seem, sound

The special effects seem very realistic.

make sth

You could make the hands a little more realistic.

extremely, fairly, very, etc.
highly, truly

beautifully drawn, highly realistic flowers

amazingly, incredibly

his grimly realistic first novel about drug addicts

Realistic is used with these nouns: ↑alternative, ↑appraisal, ↑assessment, ↑chance, ↑character, ↑context, ↑demand, ↑estimate, ↑expectation, ↑goal, ↑hope, ↑level, ↑look, ↑option, ↑picture, ↑plan, ↑portrayal, ↑projection, ↑prospect, ↑representation, ↑scenario, ↑simulation, ↑solution, ↑target, ↑timetable, ↑view

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