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Wordnet 3.0


1. sensible and practical;
- Example: "has a straightforward down-to-earth approach to a problem"
- Example: "her earthy common sense"
[syn: down-to-earth, earthy]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

down-to-earth \down-to-earth\ adj. facing reality squarely; guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory. Opposite of idealistic, unrealistic, impractical, and pie-in-the-sky. Syn: hardheaded, hard-nosed, practical, pragmatic. [WordNet 1.5] Downtrod
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

down-to-earth adj 1: sensible and practical; "has a straightforward down-to- earth approach to a problem"; "her earthy common sense" [syn: down-to-earth, earthy]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

31 Moby Thesaurus words for "down-to-earth": earthy, hard, hard-boiled, hardheaded, matter, matter-of-fact, positivistic, practical, practical-minded, pragmatic, pragmatical, rational, realist, realistic, reasonable, sane, scientific, scientistic, secular, sensible, sober, sober-minded, sound, sound-thinking, straight-thinking, unideal, unidealistic, unromantic, unsentimental, utilitarian, worldly