- commonplace or dull; matter-of-fact or unimaginative: a prosaic mind.
- of or having the character or form of prose, the ordinary form of spoken or written language, rather than of poetry.
Origin of prosaic
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Examples from the Web for prosaically
Prosaically, a bulldozer lowered its wide blade some fifty yards from the ship.Space Tug
- lacking imagination
- having the characteristics of prose
Word Origin and History for prosaically
1650s, "having to do with prose," from Middle French prosaique and directly from Medieval Latin prosaicus "in prose" (16c.), from Latin prosa "prose" (see prose). Meaning "having the character of prose (in contrast to the feeling of poetry)" is by 1746; extended sense of "ordinary" is by 1813, both from French.