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realist

re·al·ist

realist

 
pronunciation:
ri lihst
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who tends to see or present things as they actually are.
Her family could not face the likelihood of her death, but she was a realist and began to put her affairs in order.
definition 2: a writer or artist whose work reflects the principles of realism.
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The word realist contains the following part:
-ist Greek noun-forming suffix that means person who does or believes in
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Many words ending in -ist have a corresponding abstract noun form ending in -ism.