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
Glass achieves a holistic view not only of the work, but the life of a health-care professional, her prosaic descriptions and muffled dialogue effecting an aesthetic quietude — like a hospital, or a morgue.Emma Glass’s ‘Rest and Be Thankful’ powerfully describes what it means to be a health-care worker | Pete Tosiello | December 2, 2020 | Washington Post
A more prosaic part of the response to covid-19 has been for economists to reconsider the data they provide to policymakers and the wider public.Econ 3.0? What economists can contribute to (and learn from) the pandemic | Claire Beatty | September 28, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Prosaically, a bulldozer lowered its wide blade some fifty yards from the ship.Space Tug | Murray Leinster
British Dictionary definitions for prosaic
having the characteristics of prose
- prosaically, adverb
- prosaicness, noun
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