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Meaning of REALIST

Pronunciation:  'reeulist

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a philosopher who believes that universals are real and exist independently of anyone thinking of them
  2. [n]  a painter who represents the world realistically and not in an idealized or romantic style

REALIST is a 7 letter word that starts with R.


 See Also: painter, philosopher, pragmatist



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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