[ proh-zey-ik ]
/ proʊˈzeɪ ɪk /
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.
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Sometimes pro·sa·i·cal .
Origin of prosaic
OTHER WORDS FROM prosaic
pro·sa·i·cal·ly, adverbpro·sa·ic·ness, nounnon·pro·sa·ic, adjectivenon·pro·sa·ic·ness, noun
non·pro·sa·i·cal·ly, adverbun·pro·sa·ic, adjectiveun·pro·sa·ic·ness, nounun·pro·sa·i·cal, adjectiveun·pro·sa·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for prosaic
Prosaically, a bulldozer lowered its wide blade some fifty yards from the ship.Space Tug|Murray Leinster
British Dictionary definitions for prosaic
/ (prəʊˈzeɪɪk) /
having the characteristics of prose
Derived forms of prosaicprosaically, adverbprosaicness, noun
Word Origin for prosaic
C16: from Late Latin prōsaicus, from Latin prōsa prose
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