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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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