[ proh-zee ]
/ ˈproʊ zi /

adjective, pros·i·er, pros·i·est.

of the nature of or resembling prose.
prosaic; dull, tedious, wearisome, or commonplace.

Origin of prosy

First recorded in 1805–15; prose + -y1

Related forms

pros·i·ly, adverbpros·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for prosiness

  • Prosiness is one of your weak points when left to your own promptings.

    The Island Queen|R.M. Ballantyne

British Dictionary definitions for prosiness


/ (ˈprəʊzɪ) /

adjective prosier or prosiest

of the nature of or similar to prose
dull, tedious, or long-winded

Derived Forms

prosily, adverbprosiness, noun
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