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.
- Sometimes pro·sa·i·cal .
- pro·sa·i·cal·ly, adverb
- pro·sa·ic·ness, noun
- non·pro·sa·ic, adjective
- non·pro·sa·ic·ness, noun
- non·pro·sa·i·cal·ly, adverb
- un·pro·sa·ic, adjective
- un·pro·sa·ic·ness, noun
- un·pro·sa·i·cal, adjective
- un·pro·sa·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use prosaic in a sentence
prosaic cow-punching was relegated to the rear and they looked eagerly forward to their several missions.Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up | Clarence Edward Mulford
But it is startling indeed how suddenly sometimes the earth takes on a new wonderfulness, and Saint prosaic a new halo.A Poor Man's House | Stephen Sydney Reynolds
prosaic, unimaged, without poetry or myth, they dully persisted until pedlars appeared with Hellenic legends and wares.The Lords of the Ghostland | Edgar Saltus
prosaic as these journeys may seem, they are nevertheless the inspiration of my hopes, the feeders of my visions.
prosaic enough, however, was what she went on to tell him of her struggle for life by day and for learning by night.Ghetto Comedies | Israel Zangwill
British Dictionary definitions for prosaic
having the characteristics of prose
- prosaically, adverb
- prosaicness, noun
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