prosaicness

prosaic

[proh-zey-ik]
adjective
1.
commonplace or dull; matter-of-fact or unimaginative: a prosaic mind.
2.
of or having the character or form of prose rather than poetry.
Also, prosaical.


Origin:
1650–60; Late Latin prōsaicus. See prose, -ic

prosaically, adverb
prosaicness, noun
nonprosaic, adjective
nonprosaicness, noun
nonprosaically, adverb
unprosaic, adjective
unprosaicness, noun
unprosaical, adjective
unprosaically, adverb


1. ordinary, everyday; vapid, humdrum, tedious, tiresome, uninteresting.
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prosaic (prəʊˈzeɪɪk)
 
adj
1.  lacking imagination
2.  having the characteristics of prose
 
[C16: from Late Latin prōsaicus, from Latin prōsaprose]
 
pro'saically
 
adv
 
pro'saicness
 
n

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prosaic
1656, "having to do with prose," from Fr. prosaique, from M.L. prosaicus "in prose" (16c.), from L. prosa "prose" (see prose). Meaning "having the character of prose (in contrast to the feeling of poetry)" is 1746; extended sense of "ordinary" is 1813, both from Fr.
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