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With no illusions or pretensions; practical and realistic.‘a down-to-earth view of marriage’
practical, sensible, realistic, matter-of-fact, responsible, full of common sense, reasonable, rational, logical, sound, balanced, sober, no-nonsense, pragmatic, level-headed, serious-minded, businesslike, commonsensical, hard-headed, sane, mundane, unromantic, unidealisticView synonyms
- ‘She makes a reasonable fist of appearing down-to-earth but every so often, you see how warped the foundations are.’
- ‘Mostly they deal with the kind of down-to-earth, practical situations that horary astrologers thrive on to this day.’
- ‘It is tough going but the tutors are excellent - good, practical and down-to-earth.’
- ‘Many, perhaps most, are pragmatic people who deliberately cultivate a down-to-earth, practical image.’
- ‘It doesn't actually matter how practical and down-to-earth a mother might be.’
- ‘Practical and down-to-earth, he's a bit of a joker and Paul's only friend outside the observatory.’
- ‘It was grittily down-to-earth, absorbing, and best of all, made me want to re-read some of his novels.’
- ‘What better way for a man of means and intellect to get to know the real dilemmas and down-to-earth problems of the people he so gallantly serves?’
- ‘Poets are the most down-to-earth, loyal, steady people that have ever been.’
- ‘We're not big, really, but I'm so glad to have Vince, because he's down-to-earth and realistic.’
- ‘She was a down-to-earth, witty, charming and an intelligent girl, highly articulate.’
- ‘All point to the author's sense of measure and humor, his down-to-earth view of himself.’
- ‘There may be a rational, down-to-earth explanation but I'm at a complete loss as to what it could be.’
- ‘They are not down-to-earth people who are willing to lower themselves to see the reality of poor people's lives.’
- ‘She dealt with the crosses handed her in life with a practical and down-to-earth approach.’
- ‘He brings with him a deep spirituality, a breadth of experience and a wealth of Yorkshire humour and down-to-earth common sense.’
- ‘Everything else that I do is of a less down-to-earth, practical nature.’
- ‘It's more down-to-earth, much smaller and certainly less touristy.’
- ‘For a guy who explores such an intricate and arty sound, Williams is surprisingly down-to-earth.’
- ‘But, he has got the expressions that make a good actor and is very down-to-earth.’
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