interested in, concerned with, or based on what is real or practical: a realistic estimate of costs; a realistic planner.
pertaining to, characterized by, or given to the representation in literature or art
of things as they really are: a realistic novel.
resembling or simulating real life: a duck hunter skilled at making realistic decoys.
of or pertaining to realists
1. pragmatic, common-sense, hard-headed, sensible.