Realistic vs Reliable - What's the difference?

realistic | reliable |


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.

realistic

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Expressed or represented as being accurate.
  • A ''realistic'' appraisal of the situation.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=October 1 , author=Tom Fordyce , title=Rugby World Cup 2011: England 16-12 Scotland , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , 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.

    Antonyms

    * unrealistic * utopian

    Derived terms

    * realisticity * realisticness

    Anagrams

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    reliable

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • 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. -- .
    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. --.
  • (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
  • Synonyms

    * secure * dependable

    Antonyms

    * unreliable

    Derived terms

    * reliableness * reliably * semireliable

    See also

    * (Reliability)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Something or someone or dependable
  • the old reliables