Related to prosaism: Prosaicism


1. A quality or style that is prosaic.
2. A prosaic word, phrase, or other expression.


(prəʊˈzeɪɪzəm) or


1. prosaic quality or style
2. a prosaic expression, thought, etc
proˈsaist n


(proʊˈzeɪ ɪz əm)

also pro•sa•i•cism

(-əˌsɪz əm)

1. prosaic character or style.
2. a prosaic expression.
[1780–90; < French prosaïsme. See prosaic, -ism]
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Ideas never condescend to the prosaism of The Verb, and words never return from the quest for their reference into the origins of time.
Though the film is limited by cheesy dialogues and prosaism, it proves to be an entertainer and a definite treat for every Rani Mukerji fan," concludes the critic.
Sophisticated style and heavy and filled with ambiguity prosaism Mongol and Timury periods, that has spread to the Safavid era and some authors have followed periods of Afsharieh and Zand, in the Qajar period gradually has become too simple writing and writers such as, Mirza Abolghasem Deputy and Lesanol Molk Sepehr and Reza Quli Khan hedayet and other historians this era have helped to promote a new style [5].
W]hile already preparing the grill of my transcendental prosaism on which, when the day came," Dali writes of his early years in The Secret Life,
In these pages, we return to the gentle mysticism of Nikolai Gogol's and Anton Chekhov's sketches of Russian life, the writings of anarchist Mikhail Bakunin and religious philosopher Nicolai Berdyaev, casting aside the postrevolutionary morbidity of Alexander Solzhenitsyn's Gulag Archipelago and the prosaism of Giorgii Shalamov's Kolyma Tales.
The text is more narrative than lyrical, with the result that the prosaism and colloquial tone sometimes lapse into a banality that is only slightly relieved if the reader concentrates on the volume as a whole rather than its parts.
In 1971 Angel Rama wrote, "Colloquialism, prosaism, straightforward street talk, baroque twists, mistrust of images, flowing rhythms of speech: Is poetry surviving?
Cyr does not assuage his readers with pleasant sonorities or dazzle them with striking images, but he willingly disconcerts them by lapses into prosaism and conversational style.
Although not devoid of occasional prosaism and infrequent rhetoric, this verse is superbly crafted, achieving at times high levels of precision.
Perhaps the only solution to the pervasive prosaisms is to offer an utterly idiosyncratic view of the city, throwing objectivity and fairness to the winds.