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prosy

[proh-zee] /ˈproʊ zi/
adjective, prosier, prosiest.
1.
of the nature of or resembling prose.
2.
prosaic; dull, tedious, wearisome, or commonplace.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; prose + -y1
Related forms
prosily, adverb
prosiness, noun
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  • He knew that a prosy presentation on a dull topic was all too possible, and in fact that was exactly what occurred.
British Dictionary definitions for prosy

prosy

/ˈprəʊzɪ/
adjective prosier, prosiest
1.
of the nature of or similar to prose
2.
dull, tedious, or long-winded
Derived Forms
prosily, adverb
prosiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for prosy
adj.

1814 (Jane Austen), from prose + -y (2). Related: Prosiness.

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