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Definition of PROSAIC

2 definitions found:

Prosaic \Pro*sa"ic\, Prosaical \Pro*sa"ic*al\, a. [L. prosaius, from prosa prose: cf. F,. prosa["i]que. See {Prose}.]
     1. Of or pertaining to prose; resembling prose; in the form of prose; unpoetical; writing or using prose; as, a prosaic composition. --Cudworth. [1913 Webster]

     2. Dull; uninteresting; commonplace; unimaginative; prosy; as, a prosaic person. --Ed. Rev. [1913 Webster] -- {Pro*sa"ic*al*ly}, adv. -- {Pro*sa"ic*al*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

126 Moby Thesaurus words for "prosaic": Attic, Spartan, actual, arid, ascetic, austere, bald, banal, banausic, bare, barren, bland, boring, breadwinning, businesslike, candid, characterless, chaste, classic, classical, cliched, commercial, common, commonplace, dead, direct, drab, dry, dull, earthbound, everyday, factual, flat, frank, garden, garden-variety, hackneyed, ho-hum, homely, homespun, household, humdrum, infecund, infertile, insipid, irksome, jejune, lackluster, lean, lifeless, literal, lowly, lusterless, materialistic, matter-of-fact, mediocre, moneymaking, monotonous, mouldy, mundane, natural, neat, nondescript, open, ordinary, overdone, pedestrian, plain, plain-speaking, plain-spoken, poetryless, practicable, practical, prose, prosing, prosy, pure, pure and simple, realistic, routine, run-of-the-mill, rustic, severe, simple, simple-speaking, sober, spare, staid, stale, stark, stereotyped, stock, stolid, straightforward, stuffy, tedious, threadbare, tired, tiresome, trite, unadorned, unaffected, undistinguished, unembellished, uneventful, unexceptional, unfanciful, unideal, unidealistic, unimaginative, unimpassioned, uninspired, uninteresting, uninventive, unnoteworthy, unoriginal, unpoetic, unpoetical, unromantic, unromanticized, unvarnished, utilitarian, vapid, workaday, workday, working

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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