- rea|lis|tic|ally [rıəˈlıstıkli] adv1.) 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.