Antonyms of adj realistic

2 of 3 senses of realistic

Sense 1
realistic (vs. unrealistic) -- (aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are; "a realistic description"; "a realistic view of the possibilities"; "a realistic appraisal of our chances"; "the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans")

unrealistic (vs. realistic) -- (not realistic; "unrealistic expectations"; "prices at unrealistic high levels")
        => chimerical -- (produced by a wildly fanciful imagination; "his Utopia is not a chimerical commonwealth but a practical improvement on what already exists"- Douglas Bush)
        => delusive, false -- (inappropriate to reality or facts; "delusive faith in a wonder drug"; "delusive expectations"; "false hopes")
        => fantastic, wild -- (fanciful and unrealistic; foolish; "a fantastic idea of his own importance")
        => kafkaesque -- (characterized by surreal distortion and a sense of impending danger; "the kafkaesque terror of the endless interrogations")
        => phantasmagoric, phantasmagorical, surreal, surrealistic -- (characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtapositions; "a great concourse of phantasmagoric shadows"--J.C.Powys; "the incongruous imagery in surreal art and literature")

Sense 2
naturalistic, realistic -- (representing what is real; not abstract or ideal; "realistic portraiture"; "a realistic novel"; "in naturalistic colors"; "the school of naturalistic writers")

INDIRECT (VIA representational) -> nonrepresentational -- (of or relating to a style of art in which objects do not resemble those known in physical nature)

Similarity of adj realistic

3 senses of realistic

Sense 1
realistic (vs. unrealistic) -- (aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are; "a realistic description"; "a realistic view of the possibilities"; "a realistic appraisal of our chances"; "the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans")
       => down-to-earth, earthy -- (sensible and practical; "has a straightforward down-to-earth approach to a problem"; "her earthy common sense")
       => hardheaded, hard-nosed, practical, pragmatic -- (guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory; "a hardheaded appraisal of our position"; "a hard-nosed labor leader"; "completely practical in his approach to business"; "not ideology but pragmatic politics")
       => graphic, lifelike, pictorial, vivid -- (evoking lifelike images within the mind; "pictorial poetry and prose"; "graphic accounts of battle"; "a lifelike portrait"; "a vivid description")
       => living -- (true to life; lifelike; "the living image of her mother")
       => true-to-life (prenominal), true to life (predicate) -- (representing things or actions or conditions as they actually are; "the novel about ghetto life was true to life"; "true-to-life duck decoys")
       => veridical, real -- (coinciding with reality; "perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception"- F.A.Olafson)
       => virtual (prenominal), practical (prenominal) -- (being actually such in almost every respect; "a practical failure"; "the once elegant temple lay in virtual ruin")
          Also See-> possible#1; practical#1; real#1, existent#2

Sense 2
naturalistic, realistic -- (representing what is real; not abstract or ideal; "realistic portraiture"; "a realistic novel"; "in naturalistic colors"; "the school of naturalistic writers")
       => representational (vs. nonrepresentational) -- ((used especially of art) depicting objects, figures,or scenes as seen; "representational art"; "representational images")

Sense 3
realistic -- (of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of realism; "a realistic system of thought")

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