Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun realism

5 senses of realism

Sense 1
realism, pragmatism -- (the attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth)
       => practicality -- (concerned with actual use rather than theoretical possibilities)

Sense 2
reality, realness, realism -- (the state of being actual or real; "the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him")
       => actuality -- (the state of actually existing objectively; "a hope that progressed from possibility to actuality")

Sense 3
realism, naive realism -- ((philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that physical objects continue to exist when not perceived)
       => philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory -- (a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy)

Sense 4
naturalism, realism -- (an artistic movement in 19th century France; artists and writers strove for detailed realistic and factual description)
       => artistic movement, art movement -- (a group of artists who agree on general principles)

Sense 5
Platonism, realism -- ((philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that abstract concepts exist independent of their names)
       => philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory -- (a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy)

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