realism noun

ADJ. political | gritty, stark the stark realism of Loach's films

QUANT. degree | element, note I hate to interject a note of realism, but we don't have any money to do any of this.

VERB + REALISM add, bring, lend Clever lighting and sound effects brought greater realism to the play. | achieve Children can get frustrated when they are unable to achieve realism in their drawings.

PREP. ~ about the band's realism about their chances of success

PHRASES a sense of realism