down-to-earth


down-to-earth
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.