Synonyms for Realistic:

adj.

genuine (adjective)
faithful, graphic, natural, true, representational, authentic, lifelike, truthful.
lifelike (adjective)
exact, lifelike, vivid, natural, faithful.
photographic (adjective)
true-to-life, photographic.
pictorial (adjective)
representational.
sane (adjective)
Sober-minded, rational, normal, sensible, sane, lucid, well-balanced, down-to-earth, reasonable, balanced.
sensible, matter-of-fact (adjective)
earthy, practical, pragmatical, reasonable, sensible, pragmatic, unromantic, real, sane, sober, hard, rational, down-to-earth.
sober (adjective)
Clear-headed.

n.

apparent, kosher, real world, physical, authentic. hard, sober, prosaic, mature, logical, matter of fact, unromantic, excite, Clear-headed, Grounded, pragmatical, tough-minded. true, true-life, truthful. specific, words, picturesque, photographic. naturalistic (noun)
genuine.
practical (noun)
sober.
realistic (noun)
graphic, down-to-earth, practical, naturalistic, living, earthy, pictorial, veridical, vivid, representational, lifelike, virtual, true-to-life, real, hard-nosed, hardheaded, pragmatic.

Other synonyms:

true-life, pragmatical, physical, Clear-headed, unromantic, logical, Grounded, genuine, tough-minded, apparent. prosaic, real, kosher, authentic. photographic, matter of fact, truthful. mature, sober, picturesque. true. hard.

Usage examples for realistic

  1. To make a realistic form and match it with nothing is no problem at all. – Since Cézanne by Clive Bell
  2. " Mr. Brady has a graphic and realistic power of description. – Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife by Marietta Holley
  3. Realistic performances were more popular still. – Roman Women Woman: In All Ages and in All Countries, Volume 2 (of 10) by Alfred Brittain