prosaic


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pro·sa·ic

 (prō-zā′ĭk)
adj.
1.
a. Consisting or characteristic of prose.
b. Matter-of-fact; straightforward.
2. Lacking in imagination and spirit; dull.

[Late Latin prōsaicus, from Latin prōsa, prose; see prose.]

pro·sa′i·cal·ly adv.
pro·sa′ic·ness n.

prosaic

(prəʊˈzeɪɪk)
adj
1. lacking imagination
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) having the characteristics of prose
[C16: from Late Latin prōsaicus, from Latin prōsa prose]
proˈsaically adv
proˈsaicness, proˈsaicalness n

pro•sa•ic

(proʊˈzeɪ ɪk)

also pro•sa′i•cal,



adj.
1. commonplace or dull; matter-of-fact; unimaginative: a prosaic mind.
2. of or like prose rather than poetry.
[1650–60; < Late Latin prōsaicus. See prose, -ic]
pro•sa′i•cal•ly, adv.
pro•sa′ic•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.prosaic - not fanciful or imaginative; "local guides describe the history of various places in matter-of-fact tones"; "a prosaic and unimaginative essay"
unrhetorical - not rhetorical
2.prosaic - lacking wit or imagination; "a pedestrian movie plot"
uninteresting - arousing no interest or attention or curiosity or excitement; "a very uninteresting account of her trip"
3.prosaic - not challengingprosaic - not challenging; dull and lacking excitement; "an unglamorous job greasing engines"
unexciting - not exciting; "an unexciting novel"; "lived an unexciting life"

prosaic

prosaic

adjective
Translations
jednotvárnýprozaickýstřízlivývšední
prosaisk
arkipäiväinenproosaproosallinen

prosaic

[prəʊˈzeɪɪk] ADJ (= dull) → prosaico

prosaic

[prəʊˈzeɪɪk] adjprosaïque

prosaic

adj task, explanation, job, nameprosaisch; approach, messagenüchtern; life, jokealltäglich

prosaic

[prəʊˈzeɪɪk] adj (dull) → prosaico/a, banale
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Even the prosaic Emma Jane was affected by them, for in the evening she said, "I don't expect you to believe it, but I have another idea,-- that's two in one day; I had it while I was putting cologne on your head.
Traddles, I wish to be as prosaic and literal as possible on a subject of so much importance.
The lives of those rural forefathers, whom we are apt to think very prosaic figures--men whose only work was to ride round their land, getting heavier and heavier in their saddles, and who passed the rest of their days in the half-listless gratification of senses dulled by monotony--had a certain pathos in them nevertheless.
It was hard to believe that amongst so prosaic surroundings of neglect and dust and decay there was any ground for such fear as already we knew.
It suddenly seemed to me that this commonplace, prosaic tea was horribly undignified and paltry after all that had happened, and I blushed crimson.
Miss Anne, indeed, if her chronic headaches could have been accounted for by a pathetic story of disappointed love, might have had some romantic interest attached to her: but no such story had either been known or invented concerning her, and the general impression was quite in accordance with the fact, that both the sisters were old maids for the prosaic reason that they had never received an eligible offer.
We will spare our readers the prosaic incidents of D'Artagnan's journey, which terminated on the morning of the third day within sight of Pierrefonds.
It was all prosaic effort, not rapt passivity, such as I had experienced half an hour before.
The second occasion was very prosaic and shockingly incongruous with the super-mundane colouring of these days.
Scores of people would believe it, without any inquiry, from a vague feeling that it's probable because it's prosaic.
It was a prosaic way of forming a friendship, but it was effective.
The umbrella was a black and prosaic bundle long past repair; the hat was a broad-curved black hat, clerical but not common in England; the man was the very embodiment of all that is homely and helpless.