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View synonyms for down-to-earth

down-to-earth

[ doun-too-urth, -tuh- ]

adjective

  1. practical and realistic:

    a down-to-earth person.

    Synonyms: pragmatic, sober, sensible, hardheaded



down-to-earth

adjective

  1. sensible; practical; realistic


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Word History and Origins

Origin of down-to-earth1

First recorded in 1925–30
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Example Sentences

(laughter) LAGARDE: And we will have provided real sort of down-to-earth practical value.

Despite the minor theatrics, he's a very down-to-earth guy—a far cry from some of those self-serious filmmakers in Tinseltown.

It was my first time meeting Pegg and Frost, and they came off as two very down-to-earth, genuinely good guys.

Regardless, he has stayed down-to-earth, with a collection that reflects just that.

In a down-to-earth tone, Xi talked about the “great renewal of the Chinese nation,” but mentioned socialism only once.

It was a down-to-earth hot dog with no mystery, no eerieness about it, for which he was grateful.

Hilliard, the dynamic, down-to-earth leader had taken his place.

So I was half-thinking of getting the lady at the apartment to give Willy a real down-to-earth tumble when he started his spiel.

Did his down-to-earth touch account for Updraft's surprising audience appeal?

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