Definition of unrealistic in English:

unrealistic

adjective

  • Not realistic.

    ‘it was unrealistic to expect changes to be made overnight’
    • ‘It can, admittedly, be hard to distinguish between being idealistic and being unrealistic.’
    • ‘I suppose good parents strive for perfection, which is unrealistic and unnecessary.’
    • ‘In a film which is filled with unrealistic elements it feels like a moment of realism.’
    • ‘The above analysis is based on an unrealistic assumption of perfect knowledge of future treatments.’
    • ‘It may be unrealistic to expect ministers to acknowledge any responsibility for system failures.’
    • ‘Faced with such a vision, a standard reaction is to declare it unrealistic and utopian.’
    • ‘He said it was unrealistic to expect tempers not to flare, given the sporting history between the two schools.’
    • ‘After seven albums, it is unrealistic to expect Beck to keep reinventing himself.’
    • ‘They display an unrealistic idealism and create a false sense of peace.’
    • ‘To be fair, Miles was a genius and it is unrealistic to expect that sort of creative energy from anybody.’
    • ‘But if we carry on as we are, it will be frittered away on grandiose schemes and unrealistic projects.’
    • ‘It is unrealistic to expect the country to have the amenities that urban areas have.’
    • ‘None of these proposals is revolutionary, and many may seem unrealistic and idealistic.’
    • ‘The rest of the men told him he was unrealistic (which he also admitted was the case) and an idiot.’
    • ‘Now Coun Montaut has condemned the plans as being totally unrealistic and devastating for everyone.’
    • ‘At the same time, one cannot give in to unworthy and unrealistic demands.’
    • ‘Many schemes promise unrealistic earnings and don't explain clearly what the work involves.’
    • ‘With an abundance of crises and challenges do we have unrealistic expectations of our corporate leaders?’
    • ‘Victor argues that Kyoto cannot work, nor can unrealistic regulations on emissions reduction.’
    • ‘It would be unrealistic to expect too much from the mission, based on a ten-day visit.’
    impractical, impracticable, unworkable, unfeasible, non-viable
    unlifelike, non-realistic, unreal-looking, non-naturalistic, unnatural, non-representational, unrepresentative, abstract
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Pronunciation:

unrealistic

/ˌʌnrɪəˈlɪstɪk/