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noun as in authenticity

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Tension between realism and idealism is natural to a high level of engagement abroad, where crises are nonstop, complex, and contentious.

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Simulated with exquisite realism, the deceptive items taunt the thin Mylar surface on which they’re painted.

To further the realism, there are bullies in this story, and a boy who almost seems dangerous.

Most of the hand wringing and knuckle cracking in their debates goes back to an assumption known as “realism.”

Instead, like Angela mentioned, he says that realism is the most desirable lens for achievement.

He said many of them had trouble making the transition from stage realism to the more naturalistic demands of the screen.

There was also an off-putting conflict between whimsy and realism.

Read too strictly, this would exclude highly inventive works of science fiction and fantasy because they lack realism.

Interpreted more broadly, the phrase loses meaning: what constitutes the necessary threshold of realism?

He somehow manages to balance faith, realism, optimism, the news of the day, and the fate of the human race.

Have your play display human nature as you know it, and realism without morbidness.

Most of them have a smack of realism which shows that Donald has a serious aim in life, that of being a successful man.

His sketches of everyday living are characterized by his human interest touch and his unique technique of realism at that time.

She is considered a writer of historical realism although originally she began writing as a romanticist.

In an era of sentimental and romantic writing, she dared to inject severe realism.


On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to realism, such as: reality, truth, verisimilitude, naturalness, verity, and verism.

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