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Definition of realistically adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


/ˌriəˈlɪstɪkli/ realistically pronunciation American
1 used to say what you think can actually be achieved in a particular situationRealistically, there is little prospect of a ceasefire.2 in a way that shows someone accepts in a sensible way what it is actually possible to do or achieveHow many can you realistically hope to sell?Kate spoke realistically about the task ahead.3 in a way that represents things as they are in real lifea fireplace with realistically glowing logs