Definitions and translations for "prosaic"

Definition of prosaic

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1. Pertaining to or having the characteristics of prose.
The tenor of Eliot's prosaic work differs greatly from that of his poetry.
2. Straightforward; matter-of-fact; lacking the feeling or elegance of poetry.
I was simply making the prosaic point that we are running late.
3. Overly plain, simple or commonplace, to the point of being boring; humdrum; dull; unimaginative.
His account of the incident was so prosaic that I nodded off while reading it.
She lived a prosaic life.
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English - English - prosaic

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adj. common, regular; boring, tedious; unimaginative, dull; resembling prose, similar to the writing style for prose

English - Spanish - prosaic

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adj. prosaico

English - French - prosaic

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adj. prosaïque, (style caricatural, écriture en prose); ennuyeux

English - German - prosaic

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adj. prosaisch

English - Indonesian - prosaic

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a. prosais, biasa, lazim, membosankan, menjemukan

English - Italian - prosaic

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agg. prosaico, banale

English - Polish - prosaic

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a. prozaiczny, przyziemny

English - Portuguese - prosaic

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adj. vulgar; material; trivial; prosaico (estilo de escrever na prosa); seco; aborrecedor

English - Romanian - prosaic

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a. prozaic

English - Russian - prosaic

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прил. прозаичный, скучный

English - Turkish - prosaic

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s. düzyazı şeklinde, şiirsel olmayan, sıradan, bayağı, yavan

English - Ukrainian - prosaic

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a. прозаїчний, нудний

English - Dutch - prosaic

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bn. prozaïsch

English - Greek - prosaic

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επίθ. πεζός, ανιαρός, τετριμμένος, μονότονος

English - Arabic - prosaic

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‏مبتذل، نثري، عادي، ركيك، غير ممتع‏

English - Chinese - prosaic

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(形) 散文的, 散文性的, 散文体的

English - Chinese - prosaic

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(形) 散文的, 散文性的, 散文體的

English - Hindi - prosaic

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a. गद्य रूप, नीरस, शुष्क, सामान्य, तत्त्वहीन, साधारण, शोभाहीन

English - Japanese - prosaic

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(形) 散文の; 平凡な; 想像力に欠ける

English - Korean - prosaic

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형. 보통의; 지루한, 진부한; 상상적이지 않은; 산문같은

English - Vietnamese - prosaic

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a. thuộc về văn xuôi, thuộc về tầm thường, thuộc về phàm tục
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Synonyms for prosaic
boring: pointless, dull, lifeless, flat, spiritless, tedious, unanimated