adjective (prosier, prosiest)
- (Especially of speech or writing) showing no imagination; commonplace or dull: he junked most of the prosy script his handlers had written for himMore example sentences
- Her character portraits are cold and bloodless, the larger vision is prosy and constipated, and her self-conscious literary tone has the musty odor of a vanity-press poetry journal.
- Even so, better - perhaps - the fake-Scots of this bad-tempered poet's youth than the prosy dreariness of his maturity.
- With publication, anecdotes became more polished, the characters less distinctive and stereotypical, the prevailing tone patronising and prosy.
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- And while language and the power of speech are the most consistent themes, the execution of the poems themselves - or at least of their translations - tends toward mere prosiness.
- While many of his contemporaries took poetry toward prosiness, he cultivated what turned out to be a dazzling talent for rhyme.
More definitions of prosyDefinition of prosy in:
- The US English dictionary