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realist

[ree-uh-list] /ˈri ə lɪst/
noun
1.
a person who tends to view or represent things as they really are.
2.
an artist or a writer whose work is characterized by realism.
3.
Philosophy. an adherent of realism.
adjective
4.
of or pertaining to realism or to a person who embodies its principles or practices:
the realist approach to social ills; realist paintings.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; real1 + -ist; compare French réaliste
Related forms
antirealist, noun, adjective
hyperrealist, noun
nonrealist, noun
prorealist, adjective, noun
ultrarealist, noun
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realist

n.

c.1600, in philosophy, from real (adj.) + -ist, and cf. French réaliste. Also see realism.

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