Definition of realist noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    realist

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    NAmE//ˈriəlɪst//
     
     
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  1. 1a person who accepts and deals with a situation as it really is and does not try to pretend that it is different I'm a realist—I know you can't change people overnight.
  2. 2a writer, painter, etc. whose work represents things as they are in real life
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