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Meaning of REALIST

Pronunciation:  'reeulist

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  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
 
 Definition: 
\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.



 

 

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