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Synonyms for realism

Noun

1. realism, pragmatism, practicality
usage: the attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth
2. reality, realness, realism, actuality
usage: the state of being actual or real; "the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him"
3. realism, naive realism, philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory
usage: (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that physical objects continue to exist when not perceived
4. naturalism, realism, artistic movement, art movement
usage: an artistic movement in 19th century France; artists and writers strove for detailed realistic and factual description
5. Platonism, realism, philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory
usage: (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that abstract concepts exist independent of their names
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