Definition of realist in English:

realist

noun

  • 1A person who accepts a situation as it is and is prepared to deal with it accordingly.

    ‘I am a realist, with no time for your world of make believe’
    1. 1.1 A person who believes that the subject matter of politics is political power, not matters of principle.
      ‘the classical realist believes that the state is the most important actor in the international system’
  • 2An artist or writer whose style is characterized by the representation of people or things as they actually are.

    ‘Dickens and other nineteenth-century realists’
  • 3Philosophy
    A person who believes in the theory of realism.

    ‘modern philosophical realists’

adjective

  • 1Accepting a situation as it is and being prepared to deal with it accordingly.

    ‘a realist view of the world, its problems, and its future’
    1. 1.1 Relating to or denoting the view that the subject matter of politics is political power, not matters of principle.
      ‘a political realist standpoint’
  • 2Representing a person or thing in a way that is accurate and true to life.

    ‘a realist drama’
    1. 2.1 Relating to an artistic or literary movement or style characterized by the representation of people or things as they actually are.
      ‘realist painters and sculptors’
  • 3Philosophy
    Relating to or denoting the theory of realism.

    ‘a realist theory of perception’

Pronunciation

realist

/ˈriːəlɪst/