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REALIST

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does realist mean? 

REALIST (noun)
  The noun REALIST has 3 senses:

1. a philosopher who believes that universals are real and exist independently of anyone thinking of them
2. a person who accepts the world as it literally is and deals with it accordingly
3. a painter who represents the world realistically and not in an idealized or romantic style

  Familiarity information: REALIST used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


REALIST (noun)


Sense 1realist [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A philosopher who believes that universals are real and exist independently of anyone thinking of them

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("realist" is a kind of...):

philosopher (a specialist in philosophy)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "realist"):

pragmatist (an adherent of philosophical pragmatism)


Sense 2realist [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person who accepts the world as it literally is and deals with it accordingly

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("realist" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "realist"):

pragmatist (a person who takes a practical approach to problems and is concerned primarily with the success or failure of her actions)


Sense 3realist [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A painter who represents the world realistically and not in an idealized or romantic style

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("realist" is a kind of...):

painter (an artist who paints)


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