from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Consisting or characteristic of prose.
- adj. Matter-of-fact; straightforward.
- adj. Lacking in imagination and spirit; dull.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Pertaining to or having the characteristics of prose.
- adj. Straightforward; matter-of-fact; lacking the feeling or elegance of poetry.
- adj. Overly plain or simple, to the point of being boring; humdrum.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to prose; resembling prose; in the form of prose; unpoetical; writing or using prose.
- adj. Dull; uninteresting; commonplace; unimaginative; prosy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to prose; resembling prose; in the form of prose.
- Ordinary or commonplace in style or expression; uninteresting; dull; of persons, commonplace in thought; lacking imagination; literal.
- Synonyms Vapid, flat, bald, tame, humdrum, stupid.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not challenging; dull and lacking excitement
- adj. not fanciful or imaginative
- adj. lacking wit or imagination
Late Latin prōsaicus, from Latin prōsa, prose; see prose.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French prosaïque, from Medieval Latin prosaicus ("in prose"), from Latin prosa ("prose"), from prorsus ("straightforward, in prose"), from Old Latin provorsus ("straight ahead"), from pro- ("forward") + vorsus ("turned"), from vertō ("to turn"), from Proto-Indo-European *wer- (“to turn, to bend”). (Wiktionary)