- A person walking along a road or in a developed area.More example sentences
walker, person on foot; (pedestrians) foot traffic
- The new crossing would improve conditions both for pedestrians and vehicles.
- Vehicles and pedestrians can still use Bank Street but it is taking away some of the parking space.
- No lights, just a steady stream of pedestrians walking over the road and holding up the traffic.
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- Lacking inspiration or excitement; dull: disenchantment with their present, pedestrian livesMore example sentences
dull, boring, tedious, monotonous, uneventful, unremarkable, tiresome, wearisome, uninspired, unimaginative, unexciting, uninteresting, uninvolving; unvarying, unvaried, repetitive, routine, commonplace, workaday; ordinary, everyday, run-of-the-mill, mundane, humdrum• informal plain-vanilla
- In spite of the glowing praise on the back cover, it turned out to be very pedestrian and hum-drum.
- Halfway through this fairly pedestrian game matters were poised on a knife-edge.
- The performance is so pedestrian it practically gets run over by a goey-filled truckie.
early 18th century: from French pédestre or Latin pedester 'going on foot', also 'written in prose' + -ian. Early use in English was in the description of writing as 'prosaic'.