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Definition of "prosaic" []

  • Consisting or characteristic of prose. (adjective)
  • Matter-of-fact; straightforward. (adjective)
  • Lacking in imagination and spirit; dull. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "prosaic" in a sentence
  • "My most cordial thanks therefore for the gift which you call prosaic, and my best regards to your husband."
  • "The prosaic is an affair of description and narration, of details accumulated and relations elaborated, It spreads as it goes like a legal document or catalogue."
  • "Still other manufacturers wrap their cars in prosaic disguises in an attempt to travel on public streets without tipping off the paparazzi."