1. [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):
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