contact with reality

con·tact with re·al·i·ty

correctly interpreting external phenomena in relation to the norms of one's social or cultural milieu.

con·tact with re·al·i·ty

(kon'takt rē-al'i-tē)
Correctly interpreting external phenomena in relation to the norms of one's social or cultural milieu.
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Now, as always, interference made him angry, and he felt sorrowfully at once how mistaken had been his supposition that his spiritual condition could immediately change him in contact with reality.
Now and then a boat from the shore gave one a momentary contact with reality.
Schizoaffective Disorder: A mental condition that causes both a loss of contact with reality and mood problems.
Anyone who thinks Robinson is "far right" has lost contact with reality, or more likely, they cannot think of intelligent arguments to put against him, so they resort to cheap jibes.
In the election, May sent two sidekicks off and they wrote a manifesto that exploded on contact with reality.
The combination of De Brigard's results favors the view that many hold Pleasure-Weighted Non-Hedonism because the view that many hold that the goodness for us of pleasure is greater than the goodness for us of contact with reality.
Although General Milley's statement reinforces most unified land operation tenets, it does not validate the tenet of synchronization--nor should it, since no plan survives contact with reality.
When you reach absolute power, there is no contact with reality, and that's the worst kind of solitude there can be.
Of course, the best-laid plans often shatter upon contact with reality, as anyone who has been in the wine industry long enough can confirm.
Apparently, he has been overcome by hubris, a personality quality of extreme pride that usually indicates loss of contact with reality and an overestimation of one's own competence or capability.
Politics may be in massive turmoil yet the Tory Party would be asking the wrong question if it thought the answer was a cut-throat politician whose only contact with reality is when he admits his obvious failings.
But in places that have long suffered from a state of war, there is a tendency for people to shrink from reality and to avoid contact with reality because reality is so painful, violent and hateful.