Realist
Realist Re"al*ist, n. [Cf. F. r['e]aliste.] 1. (Philos.) One who believes in realism; esp., one who maintains that generals, or the terms used to denote the genera and species of things, represent real existences, and are not mere names, as maintained by the nominalists. [1913 Webster]

2. (Art. & Lit.) An artist or writer who aims at realism in his work. See {Realism}, 2. [1913 Webster]

3. a person who avoids unrealistic or impractical beliefs or efforts. Contrasted to {idealist} or {visionary}. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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