realist - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    someone who accepts events and situations as they really are and deals with them in a practical way

    I’m enough of a realist to know that we can’t win every time.

  2. 2
    art, literature an artist or writer whose work shows life as it really is
    1. a.
      [only before noun] art, literature relating to realism in art or literature