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For me, fiscal realism is not a betrayal of Labour values; it is the foundation by which we win the trust of the public.
Douglas Alexander

Meaning of "realism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF REALISM

realism  [ˈrɪəˌlɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF REALISM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Realism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES REALISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Realism

Realism, Realistic, or Realists may refer to: ▪ Realism, the general attempt to depict subjects truthfully ▪ Realism art movement, 19th century painting movement ▪ Realism, the view that world politics are driven by competitive self-interest ▪ Realism, 19th century theatre movement focused on bringing fidelity of real life to texts and performances ▪ Literary realism, a literary movement stressing the depiction of contemporary life and society as it exists or existed ▪ Philosophical realism, belief that reality exists independently of observers ▪ Moral realism or ethical realism, a non-nihilist view of morality that claims ethical sentences express propositions made true by objective features of the world, independent of subjective opinion ▪ Scientific realism, the doctrine that certain objects or theories in science are real ▪ Depressive realism, a theory that individuals suffering from clinical depression have a more accurate view of...

Definition of realism in the English dictionary

The first definition of realism in the dictionary is awareness or acceptance of the physical universe, events, etc, as they are, as opposed to the abstract or ideal. Other definition of realism is awareness or acceptance of the facts and necessities of life; a practical rather than a moral or dogmatic view of things. Realism is also a style of painting and sculpture that seeks to represent the familiar or typical in real life, rather than an idealized, formalized, or romantic interpretation of it.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH REALISM


brutalism
ˈbruːtəˌlɪzəm
capitalism
ˈkæpɪtəˌlɪzəm
colonialism
kəˈləʊnɪəˌlɪzəm
embolism
ˈɛmbəˌlɪzəm
formalism
ˈfɔːməˌlɪzəm
imperialism
ɪmˈpɪərɪəˌlɪzəm
journalism
ˈdʒɜːnəˌlɪzəm
liberalism
ˈlɪbərəˌlɪzəm
literalism
ˈlɪtərəˌlɪzəm
materialism
məˈtɪərɪəˌlɪzəm
metabolism
mɪˈtæbəˌlɪzəm
minimalism
ˈmɪnɪməˌlɪzəm
nationalism
ˈnæʃənəˌlɪzəm
Orientalism
ˌɔːrɪˈɛntəˌlɪzəm
photojournalism
ˌfəʊtəʊˈdʒɜːnəˌlɪzəm
professionalism
prəˈfɛʃənəˌlɪzəm
socialism
ˈsəʊʃəˌlɪzəm
surrealism
səˈrɪəˌlɪzəm
symbolism
ˈsɪmbəˌlɪzəm
vandalism
ˈvændəˌlɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE REALISM

realia
realign
realignment
realisability
realisable
realisably
realisation
realise
realiser
realist
realistic
realistically
realities
reality
reality check
reality fiction
reality principle
reality show
reality TV
realizability

WORDS THAT END LIKE REALISM

alcoholism
cannibalism
citizen journalism
communalism
environmentalism
essentialism
factionalism
federalism
fundamentalism
idealism
industrialism
initialism
intellectualism
multiculturalism
multilateralism
mutualism
pastoralism
photorealism
pluralism
spiritualism
traditionalism

Synonyms and antonyms of realism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «REALISM»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «realism» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of realism

Translation of «realism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF REALISM

Find out the translation of realism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of realism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «realism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

务实精神
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

realismo
570 millions of speakers

English

realism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

यथार्थवाद
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الواقعية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

реализм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

realismo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বাস্তবতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

réalisme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Realisme
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Realismus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

現実主義
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

현실주의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Realisme
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chủ nghĩa hiện thực
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

யதார்த்தை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वास्तववाद
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gerçekçilik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

realismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

realizm
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

реалізм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

realism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ρεαλισμός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

realisme
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

realism
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

realisme
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of realism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «REALISM»

The term «realism» is very widely used and occupies the 20.965 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «REALISM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about realism

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10 QUOTES WITH «REALISM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word realism.
1
Douglas Alexander
For me, fiscal realism is not a betrayal of Labour values; it is the foundation by which we win the trust of the public.
2
Sarah Addison Allen
Magical realism is a blending of the unusual or supernatural into an otherwise ordinary setting. And, to me, this perfectly describes the South. 'The Sugar Queen' involves a lot of magical happenings, but in a very down-home Southern setting. It's full of things that could almost be true.
3
Jacques Audiard
The cinema that interests me departs from realism.
4
Adam Beach
I never understood the realism of an imaginary circumstance. While I was doing 'Smoke Signals,' I relied on my instinct and what I grew up with. I had this energy, but it was a one-dimensional thing.
5
Grant Bowler
I think that the way of bringing realism into fantasy is to treat it as the commonplace.
6
Angela Carter
My mother learned that she was carrying me at about the same time the Second World War was declared; with the family talent for magic realism, she once told me she had been to the doctor's on the very day.
7
Morris Raphael Cohen
It has generally been assumed that of two opposing systems of philosophy, e.g., realism and idealism, one only can be true and one must be false; and so philosophers have been hopelessly divided on the question, which is the true one.
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Gustave Courbet
Painting is the representation of visible forms. The essence of realism is its negation of the ideal.
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Bette Davis
Hollywood always wanted me to be pretty, but I fought for realism.
10
Federico Fellini
Realism is a bad word. In a sense everything is realistic. I see no line between the imaginary and the real.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «REALISM»

Discover the use of realism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to realism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?
The book analyses the development and principal features of this capitalist realism as a lived ideological framework.
Mark Fisher, 2009
2
Realism: Restatements and Renewal
Realism has been the subject of critical scrutiny for some time and this examination aims to identify and define its strengths and shortcomings, making a contribution to the study of international relations.
Benjamin Frankel, 1996
3
Realism
This volume offers a clear, reader-friendly guide to debates around realism, examining: *ideas of realism in nineteenth-century French and British fiction *the twentieth-century formalist reaction against literature's status as 'truth' ...
Pam Morris, 2003
4
Courbet's Realism
"'This book,' Michael Fried's work opens, 'was written not so much chapter by chapter as painting by painting over a span of roughly ten years.
Michael Fried, 1992
5
Towards Speculative Realism: Essays and Lectures
This collection of essays and lectures show the evolution of his object-oriented metaphysics from its early days into an increasingly developed philosophical position.
Graham Harman, 2010
6
Virtual Realism
In this wide ranging exploration, Michael Heim draws on an incredibly eclectic range of sources, from the lyrics of Jim Morrison, to the wisdom of the Tai Chi masters, to the works of philosophers and writers as varied as Heraclitus, ...
Michael Heim, 1998
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Magical Realism: Theory, History, Community
In situating magical realism within the expanse of literary and cultural history, this collection describes a mode of writing that has been a catalyst in the development of new regional literatures and a revitalizing force for more ...
Lois Parkinson Zamora, Wendy B. Faris, 1995
8
Realism and Truth
This second edition includes a new Afterword by the author.
Michael Devitt, 1997
9
Methodical Realism
This short book is a work of one of the 20th century's greatest philosophers and historians of philosophy, Etienne Gilson.
Etienne Gilson, 2011
10
Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn't Exist
Shares tips and techniques on creating a realistic picture of aliens and creatures, places, and machines.
James Gurney, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «REALISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term realism is used in the context of the following news items.
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Flannery O'Connor and Catholic Realism
In her fiction, Flannery O'Connor was one of the supreme contemporary exponents of Catholic realism. Like the less-remembered Paul Horgan, she believed ... «First Things, Jul 15»
2
African Burying Ground adds realism to history lesson
PORTSMOUTH — For a lesson in Civil War and African American history, teachers at Saint Patrick School typically turned to textbooks and educational videos. «Seacoastonline.com, May 15»
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Available as a PDF or a free ebook:
“Political Realism: How Hacks, Machines, Big Money, and Back-Room Deals Can Strengthen American Democracy” builds on political realism, an emerging ... «Brookings Institution, Apr 15»
4
Dump Realism. It's Time For a Conservative Internationalism
By Mark R. KennedyHon. Mark R. Kennedy, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, leads George Washington University's Graduate School of Political ... «Foreign Policy, Apr 15»
5
Obama's Realism
Luce states that as Mr. Obama's presidency “matures,” he “is showing qualities one would normally associate with Henry Kissinger—the arch-realist of U.S. ... «The National Interest Online, Apr 15»
6
Contemporary Photography's Capitalist Realism
In Caspar David Friedrich's “Frau vor untergehender Sonne” (“Woman before the Setting Sun”), a young woman is depicted facing the setting sun, which turns ... «Hyperallergic, Mar 15»
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Magical realism: Colombia's new mantra
Tourism is also rising, and the government has adopted the phrase “magical realism” to promote it. Magical realism is usually associated with the literature of ... «TheChronicleHerald.ca, Dec 14»
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Magical realism in Colombia: Not just a slogan
Tourism is also rising, and the government has adopted the phrase "magical realism" to promote it. Magical realism is usually associated with the literature of ... «Fox News, Dec 14»
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What is 'conservative realism,' and can it push Rand Paul to White …
Sen. Rand Paul, a presumed Republican candidate for president in 2016, spoke of 'conservative realism' in a speech this week. It is one prong of his strategy to ... «Christian Science Monitor, Oct 14»
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Rand Paul: The Case for Conservative Realism
Rand Paul: The Case for Conservative Realism ... recognizes our limits and preserves our might, a common-sense conservative realism of strength and action.". «The National Interest Online, Oct 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Realism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/realism>. Sep 2020 ».
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