Pronunciation of Prosaic
/pɹəsˈe͡ɪɪk/, /pɹəsˈeɪɪk/, /p_ɹ_ə_s_ˈeɪ_ɪ_k/
Synonyms for prosaic:
Other synonyms and related words:
unexciting, down-to-earth, arid, unremarkable, drab, trite, cut-and-dried, run-of-the-mill, everyday, lusterless, terrestrial, average, pedestrian, objective, workaday, sober, normal, standard, pragmatic, flavorless, hard, standard-issue, unglamorous, matter of fact, unexceptional, unrhetorical, practical, spiritless, realistic, garden-variety, unembellished, pointless, tough-minded, sterile, heavy, lifeless, unimaginative, colorless, nitty-gritty, aseptic, hardheaded, Familiar, lackluster, common, earthbound, stodgy, prosy, unromantic, flat, pragmatical, unglamourous, uninspired.
casual, frank, Plain-spoken, blunt, informal, uncluttered, outspoken, direct, stark, straightforward, candid, simple, folksy, unpretentious, honest, bald, ordinary, intelligible, unadorned, clear, unpoetical.
everyday, dull, dry, prose, boring, colorless, trite, lackluster, unexceptional, workaday, garden-variety, literal, common, prosy, mundane, ordinary, lifeless, actual, pedestrian, practical, humdrum, tedious, drab, flat, commonplace, monotonous, lusterless.
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
Usage examples for prosaic:
- He is so prosaic that he is unconscious of anything bigger than his own little sphere of life. - "The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him", Paul Leicester Ford.
- " My worthy friend," resumed the prosaic Barbicane, " it does not matter what it looks like when we don't know what it is." - "The Moon-Voyage", Jules Verne.
- A prosaic scene, one would have said. - "Mask of Death", Paul Ernst.