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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Realistic; sensible.
  • adj. Not pretentious or affected; straightforward.
  • adj. Not overly ornate; simple in style.

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  • adj. Practical; realistic; pragmatic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. facing reality squarely; guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory. Opposite of idealistic, unrealistic, impractical, and pie-in-the-sky.

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  • adj. sensible and practical

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