1. ( sometimes initial capital letter )
any of various movements in literature, art
, etc., that are considered as a return to a more realistic style.
a philosophy developed chiefly by 20th-century American philosophers, including Montague and Santayana, characterized by a presentationist epistemology and by the assertion of the real status of universals.
Movies. a style of filming prominent in Italy after World War II, characterized by a concern for social issues and often shot on location with untrained actors.
ne·o·re·al·ist, noun, adjective