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UK [rɪˈælətɪ] / US noun
Word forms "reality":
singular reality plural realities
1) [uncountable] the real character or nature of things, not what you imagine or think is possible

He is no longer able to differentiate between fantasy and reality.

a distorted sense of reality

face (up to)/accept reality:

What she had to do, finally, was face reality.

bear no relation to reality (= be not at all like the real situation):

Her version of events bore absolutely no relation to reality.

lose touch with reality:

This is a man who has lost touch with reality.


Collocations:
Verbs frequently used with reality as the object ▪  accept, confront, deny, face (up to), ignore, recognize, wake up to
2) [countable] a fact, event, or situation as it really exists
reality of:

the grim realities of war

become a reality:

After years of hard work, his dream has become a reality.

out of touch with the reality/realities of something (= not realizing what something is really like):

Our politicians are completely out of touch with the realities of the situation.


English dictionary. 2014.

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