Realistic vs Reliable - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between realistic and reliable
is that realistic
is expressed or represented as being accurate while reliable
is suitable]] or fit to be [[rely on|relied on; worthy of dependence or reliance; trustworthy.
As a noun reliable is
something or someone or dependable.
Expressed or represented as being accurate.
- A ''realistic'' appraisal of the situation.
, date=October 1
, author=Tom Fordyce
, title=Rugby World Cup 2011: England 16-12 Scotland
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=Scotland needed a victory by eight points to have a realistic
chance of progressing to the knock-out stages, and for long periods of a ferocious contest looked as if they might pull it off.}}
Relating to the representation of objects, actions or conditions as they actually are or were.
- A ''realistic'' novel about the Victorian poor.
Suitable]] or fit to be [[rely on, relied on; worthy of dependence or reliance; trustworthy
- A reliable witness to the truth of the miracles. -- .
- The best means, and most reliable pledge, of a higher object. -- .
(signal processing, of a communication protocol) Such that either a sent packet will reach its destination, even if it requires retransmission, or the sender will be told that it didn't
- According to General Livingston's humorous account, his own village of Elizabethtown was not much more reliable , being peopled in those agitated times by unknown, unrecommended strangers, guilty-looking Tories, and very knavish Whigs. --.
Something or someone or dependable
- the old reliables