Definition of realistically adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌriːəˈlɪstɪkli//
    , also BrE//ˌrɪəˈlɪstɪkli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːəˈlɪstɪkli//
    jump to other results
  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 somebody 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 coals
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: realistically