Definition of 'realistic'
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They set tough but realistic goals and standards. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Guidance helped me set realistic career goals to work towards. The Sun (2016)Be a savvy saver Check that your savings goals are realistic. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And what’s more, the groups are being realistic with their goals. Smithsonian Mag (2017)You can make progress with fitness plans now you set realistic targets. The Sun (2010)You have a realistic view of people at work and this keeps you an important step ahead. The Sun (2009)It is probably far more realistic to accept that you are not going to get a reply. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The realistic chances of an actual conviction were hovering somewhere around zero. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You see people in a realistic light and expecting less of them will help relationships. The Sun (2009)Most years their only realistic ambition is to avoid relegation. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You mentioned earlier setting realistic goals for growth. Christianity Today (2000)What is the best way of putting into place realistic and achievable targets? Times, Sunday Times (2012)You do have to tell people to be realistic. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Clients also need to accept realistic deadlines. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is our last realistic chance of winning a trophy this season. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Was it realistic to expect this new government to do any better? Times, Sunday Times (2015)You can set realistic goals to work with fitness plans. The Sun (2008)They set tough but realistic targets and keep management focused on them. Times, Sunday Times (2007)What is the point of making it so realistic that people give up watching? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Being realistic and accepting each other has really helped us. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is all well and good being realistic about our chances. The Sun (2014)It is not always realistic to expect friends to stay in step with your lifestyle. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The talk turns to coping with pressure and being realistic about goals. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The budgets prepared should be based on company objectives and set realistic targets. Finance for the Non-Financial Manager (1989)Wonderful acting in this raw, realistic film. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Maybe 100 years is a realistic timeframe. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We were making less of a realistic film, more of a fairytale. Times, Sunday Times (2008)And is ten years a realistic time frame, or should she delay retirement a while longer? Times, Sunday Times (2007)THERE was a dearth of realistic films set around the conflict in Iraq - until this. The Sun (2009)
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Translations for 'realistic'
British English: realistic /ˌrɪəˈlɪstɪk/ ADJECTIVE
If you are realistic about a situation, you recognize and accept its true nature and try to deal with it.
It's realistic to expect things to go wrong sometimes.
- American English: realistic
- Arabic: وَاقِعِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: realístico
- Chinese: 现实的
- Croatian: realističan
- Czech: realistický
- Danish: realistisk
- Dutch: realistisch
- European Spanish: realista
- Finnish: realistinen
- French: réaliste
- German: realistisch
- Greek: ρεαλιστικός
- Italian: realistico
- Japanese: 現実的な
- Korean: 현실적인
- Norwegian: realistisk
- Polish: realistyczny
- European Portuguese: realístico
- Romanian: realist
- Russian: реалистичный
- Spanish: realista
- Swedish: realistisk
- Thai: เป็นจริง
- Turkish: gerçekçi
- Ukrainian: реалістичний
- Vietnamese: có óc thực tế
Definition of realistic from the Collins English Dictionary
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