down-to-earth

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌdaʊntəˈɜːrθ/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(dounto̅o̅ ûrth, -tə-)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ˈdown-to-ˈearth,  adj. 
  1. practical and realistic:a down-to-earth approach to life.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
down-to-earth  (dounto̅o̅ ûrth, -tə-),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. practical and realistic:a down-to-earth person.
  • 1925–30
    hard-headed, sensible, sober, pragmatic.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
down-to-earth adj
  1. sensible; practical; realistic
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