prosy

[ proh-zee ]
/ ˈproʊ zi /

adjective, pros·i·er, pros·i·est.

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

Nearby words

  1. prostrate,
  2. prostration,
  3. prostrative,
  4. prostyle,
  5. prosumer,
  6. prosyllogism,
  7. prot,
  8. prot-,
  9. prot.,
  10. protactinium

Origin of prosy

First recorded in 1805–15; prose + -y1

Related formspros·i·ly, adverbpros·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for prosy

prosy

/ (ˈprəʊzɪ) /

adjective prosier or prosiest

of the nature of or similar to prose
dull, tedious, or long-winded
Derived Formsprosily, adverbprosiness, noun

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Word Origin and History for prosy

prosy

adj.

1814 (Jane Austen), from prose + -y (2). Related: Prosiness.

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