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 for down-to-earth
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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] Downtrod

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: sensible and practical; "has a straightforward down-to-
             earth approach to a problem"; "her earthy common sense"
             [syn: down-to-earth, earthy]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  31 Moby Thesaurus words for "down-to-earth":
     earthy, hard, hard-boiled, hardheaded, matter, matter-of-fact,
     positivistic, practical, practical-minded, pragmatic, pragmatical,
     rational, realist, realistic, reasonable, sane, scientific,
     scientistic, secular, sensible, sober, sober-minded, sound,
     sound-thinking, straight-thinking, unideal, unidealistic,
     unromantic, unsentimental, utilitarian, worldly

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