realist has definitions from the fields of philosophy,fine art
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[ noun ] (philosophy) a philosopher who believes that universals are real and exist independently of anyone thinking of them

Used in print

(Arlin Turner, "William Faulkner, Southern Novelist"...)

William_Gilmore_Simms , sturdy realist that he was , pleaded for a natural robustness such_as he found in his favorites the great Elizabethans , to vivify the pale writings being produced around him .

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[ noun ] a person who accepts the world as it literally is and deals with it accordingly

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person pragmatist

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[ noun ] (fine art) a painter who represents the world realistically and not in an idealized or romantic style

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painter

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