realist etymology

English word realist comes from English real, English -ist

Detailed word origin of realist

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
real English (eng) A coin worth one real.. A unit of currency used in Brazil since 1994. Symbol: R$.. A unit of currency used in Portugal and its colonies from 1430 until 1911, and in Brazil from 1790 until 1942 (grammar) One of the three genders that the common gender can be separated into in the Scandinavian languages.. (mathematics) A real number.. (obsolete) A realist.. A commodity; see realty. A coin [...]
-ist English (eng) Added to words to form nouns denoting:. A person who holds bigoted, partial views.. A person who uses a technological device of some kind. ;a person with a particular creative or academic role. ;one who has a certain political tendency. ;one who owns or manages something. ;one who subscribes to a particular theological doctrine or religious denomination;.
realist English (eng) (arts, literature) An adherent of the realism movement; an artist who seeks to portray real everyday life accurately.. (philosophy) An advocate of realism; one who believes that matter, objects etc. have real existence beyond our perception of them.. One who believes in seeing things the way they really are, as opposed to how they would like them to be.

Words with the same origin as realist

Descendants of -ist
activist anthropologist archaeologist arsonist biologist celibacy geologist guitarist ist journalist nationalist novelist pathologist pharmacist physicist psychiatrist psychologist rapist receptionist sexist socialist stylist tourist violinist vocalist