prosiness


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pros·y

 (prō′zē)
adj. pros·i·er, pros·i·est
1. Matter-of-fact and dry; prosaic.
2. Dull; commonplace.

[From prose.]

pros′i·ly adv.
pros′i·ness n.
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Noun1.prosiness - 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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