1 showing acceptance of the facts of a situation
VERBS be, seem | keep sth Try to keep your ambitions realistic.
ADV. extremely, very | fairly, quite, reasonably | enough, sufficiently He was realistic enough to know this success could not last.
PREP. about My friends were quite realistic about my problems. | in being very realistic in their expectations
2 showing things as they really are
VERBS be, look, sound | become | make sth You could make the hands a little more realistic.
ADV. extremely, truly, very | fairly, quite | grimly his grimly realistic first novel about drug addicts