Definition of down-to-earth in English:

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With no illusions or pretensions; practical and realistic: a down-to-earth view of marriage
More example sentences
  • It doesn't actually matter how practical and down-to-earth a mother might be.
  • We're not big, really, but I'm so glad to have Vince, because he's down-to-earth and realistic.
  • It is tough going but the tutors are excellent - good, practical and down-to-earth.



Example sentences
  • She decided to play - she decided there was something about her personality that felt quite close to her, maybe a down-to-earthness and a simplicity.
  • Like all great music, Beatles songs give voice to an intense sense of possibility and do so with an economy, a down-to-earthness and a wryness that remain wonderfully invigorating.
  • It is also delivered with an awful lot of charisma, passion and down-to-earthness.

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Syllabification: down-to-earth

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