Prosaic meaning

prō-zāĭk
Commonplace, dull and ordinary.

Prosaic details of everyday life.

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(usually of writing or speaking but also figurative) Overly plain or simple, to the point of being boring; humdrum.

His account of the incident was so prosaic that I nodded off while reading it.

She lived a prosaic life.

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Of or like prose rather than poetry; often, specif., heavy, flat, unimaginative, etc.
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(of writing or speaking) Straightforward; matter-of-fact; lacking the feeling or elegance of poetry.

I was simply making the prosaic point that we are running late.

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Pertaining to or having the characteristics of prose.

The tenor of Eliot's prosaic work differs greatly from that of his poetry.

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The definition of prosaic is something boring, ordinary or common.

An example of prosaic is shopping for groceries or running errands.

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Lacking in imagination and spirit; dull.
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Origin of prosaic

  • Late Latin prōsaicus from Latin prōsa prose prose

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French prosaïque, from Medieval Latin prosaicus (“in prose"), from Latin prosa (“prose"), from prorsus (“straightforward, in prose"), from Old Latin provorsus (“straight ahead"), from pro- (“forward") + vorsus (“turned"), from vertō (“to turn"), from Proto-Indo-European *wer- (“to turn, to bend").

    From Wiktionary