American English

Definition of realistically adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1used to say what you think can actually be achieved in a particular situation Realistically, there is little prospect of a ceasefire.
  2. 2in a way that shows someone accepts in a sensible way what it is actually possible to do or achieve How many can you realistically hope to sell? Kate spoke realistically about the task ahead.
  3. 3in a way that represents things as they are in real life a fireplace with realistically glowing logs
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