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  1. down-to-earthadjective

    Practical; realistic; pragmatic.

    He had a down-to-earth attitude that translated into a straightforward, but effective strategy.

    have ones feet on the ground, earth-bound

    have ones head in the clouds

Princeton's WordNet

  1. down-to-earth, earthyadjective

    sensible and practical

    "has a straightforward down-to-earth approach to a problem"; "her earthy common sense"

    gross, vulgar, crude, earthy


PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "down-to-earth":

    realistic, pragmatic, mundane, solid

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  1. Helene Lipe:

    He's a real person. He just seems real, there's a sense of falseness to politicians. It's just his down-to-earth honesty.

  2. Linda Solomon:

    She was the heart and soul of our city. She did everything for our city, she once said when I'm not on stage, I am Linda Solomon next door. I would see Aretha Franklin at Kroger's. I went to the cashier and said,' Did you see Aretha in the produce aisles ?' She said,' She's always here.' She was down to earth, she was unassuming, she was wonderful to work with.

  3. Minnie John:

    I said,' Can I take a picture ?' and Julie Bowen said,' Of course,' and gave me a big hug and we took a picture, they were so down to earth, so genuine, so sweet : Not at all how you might expect a big actor or a big doctor to be -- which they are. They were just so humble, so loving.

  4. James Antos:

    The volumes overshot, and expectations overshot, and now they are coming down to earth.

  5. Lucy Musyoka:

    The pope is down to earth, it is good for our leaders to notice.

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