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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.
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Noun1.prosaicness - commonplaceness as a consequence of being humdrum and not exciting
commonplaceness, everydayness, commonness - ordinariness as a consequence of being frequent and commonplace
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Yet some poems are slight ("Bruno Helps Himself To Tomatoes" is one) and the prose poems seem underdone, not possessing enough music to rescue them from prosaicness.
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Heroic mellow sonorities from rich lower strings offset a sneaking sense of prosaicness at the outset of Symphony No 2 in D Major, however consistently fine woodwind, gutsy violins and blazing brass finally 'took it away' - a familiar piece, enjoyed by all.