realism - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] 

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  1. 1
    the ability to accept events and situations as they really are and to deal with them in a practical way

    Though a romantic at heart, she had a strong streak of realism.

  2. 2
    a way of making something seem real

    The realism of modern computer graphics is stunning.

  3. 3
    art, literature a style in art and literature that shows life as it really is