realistically


realistically
rea|lis|tic|ally [rıəˈlıstıkli] adv
1.) if you think about something realistically, you think about it in a practical way and according to what is actually possible
You can't realistically expect to win the whole competition.
[sentence adverb]
Realistically, we're not going to get this finished this week.
2.) if you describe or show something realistically, you describe or show it as it is in real life
realistically painted toy soldiers
The novel realistically depicts immigrant life at the beginning of the last century

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • realistically — adverb see realism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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