Expressed or represented as being accurate, practicable, or not idealistic.
"A realistic appraisal of the situation."
Relating to the representation of objects, actions or conditions as they actually are or were.
"A realistic novel about the Victorian poor."
Characterized by speculation; based on guessing, unfounded opinions, or extrapolation.
Pursued as a gamble, with possible large profits or losses; risky.
Pertaining to financial speculation; Involving or resulting from high-risk investments or trade.
having or showing a sensible and practical idea of what can be achieved or expected
"I thought we had a realistic chance of winning"
representing things in a way that is accurate and true to life
"a realistic human drama"
engaged in, expressing, or based on conjecture rather than knowledge
"he gave her a speculative glance"
(of an investment) involving a high risk of loss
"the bonuses cannot be put at risk due to some speculative investment"
(of a business venture) undertaken on the chance of success, without a pre-existing contract
"he was involved in speculative building"
Of or pertaining to the realists; in the manner of the realists; characterized by realism rather than by imagination.
Given to speculation; contemplative.
Involving, or formed by, speculation; ideal; theoretical; not established by demonstration.
Of or pertaining to vision; also, prying; inquisitive; curious.
Of or pertaining to speculation in land, goods, shares, etc.; as, a speculative dealer or enterprise.
More risky than typical investments; not investment grade.
aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are;
"a realistic description"
"a realistic view of the possibilities"
"a realistic appraisal of our chances"
"the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans"
representing what is real; not abstract or ideal;
"a realistic novel"
"in naturalistic colors"
"the school of naturalistic writers"
of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of realism;
"a realistic system of thought"
not financially safe or secure;
"a bad investment"
"high risk investments"
"anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky"
"speculative business enterprises"
not based on fact or investigation;
"a notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs"
"if someone saw a man climbing a light post they might get inquisitive"
"raised a speculative eyebrow"