- A person walking rather than travelling in a vehicle: the road is so dangerous pedestrians avoid it [as modifier]: a pedestrian bridgeMore example sentences
- 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 pedestrian livesMore example sentences
dull, plodding, boring, tedious, monotonous, uneventful, unremarkable, tiresome, wearisome, uninspired, uncreative, unimaginative, unexciting, uninteresting, lifeless, dry; unvarying, unvaried, repetitive, repetitious, routine, commonplace, average, workaday; ordinary, everyday, unoriginal, derivative, mediocre, run-of-the-mill, flat, prosaic, matter-of-fact, turgid, stodgy, mundane, humdrum• informal OK, so-so, bog-standard, vanilla, plain vanilla, nothing to write home about, not so hot, not up to muchBritish • informal common or gardenNew Zealand • informal half-pie
- 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.
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- He has moved from iconoclasm to pedestrianism, and is increasingly incoherent.
- It would be churlish to note the disparity between Spark's fastidious energy and the pedestrianism of this book, were the disparity not so glaring.
- Pedestrianism had become hugely popular, and the newspapers of the day were enthusiastically playing up the challenge.
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'.