realistic etymology

English word realistic comes from English -ic, English realist

Detailed word origin of realistic

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-ic English (eng) (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.
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.
realistic English (eng) Expressed or represented as being accurate.. Relating to the representation of objects, actions or conditions as they actually are or were.

Words with the same origin as realistic

Descendants of -ic
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