Definition of prosaic in English:

prosaic

Line breaks: pro|sa¦ic
Pronunciation: /prə(ʊ)ˈzeɪɪk
 
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adjective

Derivatives

prosaically

adverb
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  • ‘I'm pleased with the shut-outs, but at the end of the day, it's more pleasing to win,’ he states prosaically.
  • Damage control, contextualization, historical positioning: This is myth-making - or branding, as we so prosaically call it these days - at its finest.
  • The problem, as we have noted many times, is that these metaphors, which concern that which cannot in any other way be told, are misread prosaically as referring to tangible facts and historical occurrences.

prosaicness

noun

Origin

late 16th century (as a noun denoting a prose writer): from late Latin prosaicus, from Latin prosa 'straightforward (discourse)' (see prose). Current senses of the adjective date from the mid 18th century.

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