What is the opposite of realistic?

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Adjective
Opposite of within the bounds of possibility
“The boredom was driving him nuts, and it was impossible to sleep with the lights on.”
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Opposite of having or showing a sensible and practical idea of what can be achieved or expected
“They felt that it was an impractical exercise from an engineering standpoint and that the market for such a radio would be minuscule.”
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Opposite of representing things in a way that is accurate and true to life
“It just happened that non-realistic art got media attention because the media focuses on the shocking and controversial.”
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Opposite of exhibiting or exercising prudence
“The hope that irrational people will act rationally is a perpetual delusion of the level-headed.”
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Opposite of closely or accurately depicting that which is being copied or imitated
“We cannot use this imprecise representation of the Amazon rainforest as our backdrop.”
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Opposite of based on, or displaying, common sense
“Some journalists are trustworthy, and some are just completely unreliable.”
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Opposite of producing powerful feelings or strong, clear images in the mind
“As the conversation progressed, Alice felt a vague sense of unease, since she reluctantly found herself believing that Abhay's point made some sense.”
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Opposite of practical, concerned with making decisions and actions that are useful in practice, not just theory
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Opposite of having or showing good sense or judgment
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Opposite of existing in reality or as a matter of fact
“The premise that this was built by aliens is highly conjectural!”
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Opposite of possessing sound judgment
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(of a person) Opposite of having emotional or mental peace
“But that is as far as I can go in praising this decrepit and unbalanced person.”
Adjective
Opposite of not given to or confused by uncertainty or subtlety
“It gave him perseverance, a quality sorely needed when he chose the uncertain life of an artist.”
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Opposite of frank and realistic in the depiction of unpleasant situations
“The paintings of the Middle Ages were flat, misproportioned, lacking in depth and scale, lifeless, and unrealistic.”
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Opposite of callous and toughened by experience
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Opposite of not distracted from actual facts by enticements, intimidation, or sentimentality
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Opposite of concerned with what is actually the case (based on facts)
“The Curmudgeon is a satirical column based on fictitious characters in a mythical village.”
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Opposite of giving clear and vividly explicit details
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Opposite of having healthy and sound mental faculties
“Only an insane person would get that close to a Great White and take a selfie.”
Adjective
Opposite of alert or coherent
Adjective
Opposite of having or showing a calm attitude towards disappointments or difficulties
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Opposite of not flattering
Adjective
Opposite of plain or blunt
Adjective
Opposite of acutely perceptive or discerning
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