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adjective realistic pronunciation in British English /ˌrɪəˈlɪstɪk/
  1. 1
    able to understand and accept things as they really are
    He’s never going to agree to that. Be realistic!
    realistic about: The recession has made people more realistic about what they can afford to buy.
  2. 2
    based on facts and situations as they really are
    Changing your job is the only realistic solution.
    It is time to make a realistic assessment of the danger.
    He has a realistic chance of winning a seat in the election.
    it is realistic to do something: I don’t think it’s very realistic to expect her to help us.
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