Realist

Re"al*ist

, n. [Cf. F. raliste.] 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.
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2. (Art. & Lit.) An artist or writer who aims at realism in his work. See Realism, 2.
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3. a person who avoids unrealistic or impractical beliefs or efforts. Contrasted to idealist or visionary.
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