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realist

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From real +‎ -ist.

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realist (plural realists)

  1. (philosophy) An advocate of realism; one who believes that matter, objects etc. have real existence beyond our perception of them.
    • 1946, Bertrand Russell, History of Western Philosophy, I.19:
      Aristotle's own doctrine is far from clear. It was this lack of clarity that made possible the medieval controversy between nominalists and realists.
  2. One who believes in seeing things the way they really are, as opposed to how they would like them to be.
  3. (art, literature) An adherent of the realism movement; an artist who seeks to portray real everyday life accurately.

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From French réaliste (realist)

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  • IPA(key): /realist/, [ʁɛaˈlisd̥]

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realist c (singular definite realisten, plural indefinite realister)

  1. realist

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realist m (Cyrillic spelling реалист)

  1. realist

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realist c

  1. a realist; a realistic person; a follower of realism

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