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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.
Aboriginal Australians are not associated with swimming, unlike boxing, cricket, football and pedestrianism.
If the narrator of "The Celestial Railroad" sees the spiritually ruinous train as hell-bound, Coverdale is a little more ambivalent, seeing it as transformative both for better and worse: the railroad has won us a new vantage from which to observe rural life, radically altering the pastoral by redefining Romantic pedestrianism.
Australia defended, defended, defended, but there was a pedestrianism about Wales' whole approach in that period.
His current research pursues various threads in ecocriticism, including animal studies, the politics of eighteenth-century landscape gardening, and the role of Romantic pedestrianism in shaping environmental consciousness.
Renunciation in the name of anti-tourism rather than the positive appropriation of a tradition is the defining gesture of contemporary narratives of pedestrianism.
280) This interaction is described by one scholar as "political pedestrianism," in which "two equally placed rights-bearing strangers[] encounter[] each other in public space" creating a "dyadic relationship.
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.