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PROSAIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prosaic mean? 

PROSAIC (adjective)
  The adjective PROSAIC has 3 senses:

1. not fanciful or imaginative
2. lacking wit or imagination
3. not challenging; dull and lacking excitement

  Familiarity information: PROSAIC used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROSAIC (adjective)


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Meaning:

Not fanciful or imaginative

Synonyms:

matter-of-fact; prosaic

Context examples:

local guides describe the history of various places in matter-of-fact tones / a prosaic and unimaginative essay

Similar:

unrhetorical (not rhetorical)


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Meaning:

Lacking wit or imagination

Synonyms:

prosy; pedestrian; prosaic; earthbound

Context example:

a pedestrian movie plot

Similar:

uninteresting (arousing no interest or attention or curiosity or excitement)


Sense 3prosaic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not challenging; dull and lacking excitement

Synonyms:

humdrum; unglamorous; unglamourous; commonplace; prosaic

Context example:

an unglamorous job greasing engines

Similar:

unexciting (not exciting)


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