Reality vs Ostrichlike - What's the difference?

reality | ostrichlike |

As a noun reality

is the state of being actual or real.

As an adjective ostrichlike is

resembling or characteristic of an ostrich.




  • The state of being actual or real.
  • :
  • *(Joseph Addison) (1672-1719)
  • *:A man fancies that he understands a critic, when in reality he does not comprehend his meaning.
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  • *:As a political system democracy seems to me extraordinarily foolish,I do not suppose that it matters much in reality whether laws are made by dukes or cornerboys, but I like, as far as possible, to associate with gentlemen in private life.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-07, author=(Joseph Stiglitz)
  • , volume=188, issue=26, page=19, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Globalisation is about taxes too , passage=It is time the international community faced the reality : we have an unmanageable, unfair, distortionary global tax regime. It is a tax system that is pivotal in creating the increasing inequality that marks most advanced countries today
  • A real entity, event or other fact.
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  • *(John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • *:And to realities yield all her shows.
  • *(James Beattie) (1735-1803)
  • *:My neck may be an idea to you, but it is reality to me.
  • The entirety of all that is real.
  • An individual observer's own subjective perception of that which is real.
  • (lb) Loyalty; devotion.
  • *(Thomas Fuller) (1606-1661)
  • *:To express our reality to the emperor.
  • Realty; real estate.
  • Synonyms

    * actuality * real world

    Derived terms

    * reality check * reality show * reality television * virtual reality

    See also

    * tao


    * irately ----



    Alternative forms

    * ostrich-like


    (en adjective)
  • Resembling or characteristic of an ostrich.
  • Ignoring an imminent threat or unpleasant reality; head-in-the-sand
  • * 2009 , Christopher Vasey, The Naturopathic Way (page vii)
  • Should our response to these paradoxes of the modern world be to maintain our comfort level with an ostrichlike denial of the evidence, or to hold an alarmist and paranoid discourse?