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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)

Sense 1prosaic [BACK TO TOP]


Not fanciful or imaginative


matter-of-fact; prosaic

Context examples:

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


unrhetorical (not rhetorical)

Sense 2prosaic [BACK TO TOP]


Lacking wit or imagination


prosy; pedestrian; prosaic; earthbound

Context example:

a pedestrian movie plot


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

Sense 3prosaic [BACK TO TOP]


Not challenging; dull and lacking excitement


humdrum; unglamorous; unglamourous; commonplace; prosaic

Context example:

an unglamorous job greasing engines


unexciting (not exciting)

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