- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||an interest in or concern for what is real and true rather than abstract or theoretical.
||a tendency to see or present things as they actually are.
||a movement in the fine arts and literature that is concerned with representing things as they actually are or as they are normally seen. (Cf. idealism.)
The word realism
contains the following part:
that means doctrine, belief, theory
More about this word part:
The suffix -ism2 has the same origin as -ism1 but attaches to bases of diverse origins to form nouns denoting doctrines, beliefs, or theories. In the growing group of words modeled on the word "racism
means "bias based on," as in "sexism
" and "ageism
." The majority of nouns ending in -ism2 have a corresponding adjective and noun form ending in -ist.