adjective Also po·et·i·cal.
Origin of poetic
Examples from the Web for unpoetic
Historical Examples of unpoetic
He cultivated the unconventional and introduced the most unpoetic and uncouth words.Six Major Prophets
Edwin Emery Slosson
"You bet your life it's wonderful," agreed the unpoetic William.Saturday's Child
Unpoetic and unromantic indeed was this first sight of England.
The most urgent of these needs is a very material and unpoetic one.The Long Day
Her words, too, were a trifle hard, and as unpoetic as possible.What Will People Say?
1520s, from poet + -ic, or else from or influenced by Middle French poetique (c.1400), from Latin poeticus, from Greek poietikos "pertaining to poetry," literally "creative, productive," from poietos "made," verbal adjective of poiein "to make" (see poet). Related: Poetics (1727). Poetic justice "ideal justice as portrayed in plays and stories" is from 1670s. Poetic license attested by 1733.
Earlier adjective was poetical (late 14c.); also obsolete poetly (mid-15c.). Related: Poetically (early 15c.).