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prosaic

[proh-zey-ik] /proʊˈzeɪ ɪk/
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
1650-1660
1650-60; Late Latin prōsaicus. See prose, -ic
Related forms
prosaically, adverb
prosaicness, noun
nonprosaic, adjective
nonprosaicness, noun
nonprosaically, adverb
unprosaic, adjective
unprosaicness, noun
unprosaical, adjective
unprosaically, adverb
Synonyms
1. ordinary, everyday; vapid, humdrum, tedious, tiresome, uninteresting.
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British Dictionary definitions for un prosaical

prosaic

/prəʊˈzeɪɪk/
adjective
1.
lacking imagination
2.
having the characteristics of prose
Derived Forms
prosaically, adverb
prosaicness, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin prōsaicus, from Latin prōsaprose
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Word Origin and History for un prosaical

prosaic

adj.

1650s, "having to do with prose," from Middle French prosaique and directly from Medieval Latin prosaicus "in prose" (16c.), from Latin prosa "prose" (see prose). Meaning "having the character of prose (in contrast to the feeling of poetry)" is by 1746; extended sense of "ordinary" is by 1813, both from French.

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