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A person traveling on foot; a walker.
1. Of, relating to, or made for pedestrians: a pedestrian bridge.
2. Going or performed on foot: a pedestrian journey.
3. Undistinguished; ordinary: pedestrian prose. See Synonyms at dull.

[From Latin pedester, pedestr-, going on foot, from pedes, a pedestrian, from pēs, ped-, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots.]

pe·des′tri·an·ism n.


1. the act of being a pedestrian
2. a dull or unoriginal manner or style


the use of a style lacking in vitality, imagination, or distinction; prosiness. — pedestrian, adj.
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How it contrasts with hot and perspiring pedestrianism, and dusty and deafening railroad rush, and tedious jolting behind tired horses over blinding white roads!
Perhaps it was the association in her mind of unexpected walks with the newly-born activities of the repentant Nutty that gave her the feeling that there must be some mental upheaval on a large scale at the back of this sudden ebullition of long-distance pedestrianism.
Australia defended, defended, defended, but there was a pedestrianism about Wales' whole approach in that period.
To be fair, the one-paced pedestrianism displayed at Burnley was improved upon, slightly.
Away from the pedestrianism of night markets, the National Palace Museum ( on Zhishan Road) offers a different kind of a visual feast.
Jenkins has delved deep into athletics, as the popularity of pedestrianism as a sport on Victorian Tyneside eventually evolved into 20th Century road running, suggesting it may have had some lasting impact.
An England team accused of pedestrianism under Hodgson during a qualification campaign which had yielded no wins against their main group rivals, the hosts discovered new-found expansiveness with Tottenham's Townsend at the fore.
It will also reflect the way Msheireb is recreating traditional Arab urban environments to lessen human impacts on the environment, with features that discourage car use and promote social interaction and pedestrianism.
Crochunis' closing essay on athletic pedestrianism, "Captain Barclay's Performance: Decoding Pedestrianism in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain.
Pedestrianism (distance running) mutated from the rough terrain tradition of Guto Nyth Brn via racing along tramways and canals into modern athletics and the Olympics.
A basic element of this misfortune is the seminal absence of intellectual rigour in the political thought of our founding fathers--a tendency to pious materialistic woolliness and self-centred pedestrianism (Trouble, 11).