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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishunrealisticun‧rea‧lis‧tic /ˌʌnrɪəˈlɪstɪk◂/ ●○○ adjective  REAL/NOT IMAGINARY#unrealistic ideas or hopes are not reasonable or sensibleit is unrealistic to do something It is unrealistic to expect these changes to happen overnight. Some parents have totally unrealistic expectations of teachers.unrealistically /-kli/ adverb
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unrealisticTo say there is absolutely no chance you would divorce is unrealistic.I found the play boring and the characters unrealistic.Critics say the program is unrealistic and a political ploy.This model is unrealistic, but is used here to demonstrate the principles involved.unrealistic cost estimatesTherefore, the taking of warranties and indemnities will be a wholly unrealistic expectation.You might think, therefore, that this strategy is unrealistic, given the demands on time in the classroom.The film is ruined by all the unrealistic plot twists.This reaction is not unrealistic, since much communication is, in fact, evaluative.It would be unrealistic to not expect to pay higher royalties in the foreseeable future.Thus many Great Groups are fueled by an invigorating, completely unrealistic view of what they can accomplish.unrealistic expectationsPeople sometimes have very unrealistic expectations.Scientists often join these institutions with unrealistic expectations.She wished that she could rely on him and wondered where she had acquired such unrealistic expectations.With beta software, it pays to be a pessimist and not harbor unrealistic expectations.Business people who enter the public service often have unrealistic expectations about the relationship with politicians.Today most high school students have wildly unrealistic expectations about their future.Many of us go to workplaces rife with dissatisfactions, unrealistic expectations and frenetic changes.High and unrealistic expectations of the re-entry programme or proposed job.
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