What does the word prosaic mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Prosaically.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Unimaginative; commonplace.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to or having the form of prose. prosaical.

Usage examples for prosaic

  1. There are times when his present life seems to him vulgar, selfish, and prosaic, compared with the life of sacrifice, with the spiritual existence to which he believed himself called in the first years of his youth. – Pepita Ximenez by Juan Valera
  2. It's very prosaic and rather dirty. – The Coast of Adventure by Harold Bindloss
  3. She knew the history of each friendship represented by each boy's photograph in Ida's collection, and she had found them all interesting, even when told in prosaic daylight. – The Little Colonel at Boarding-School by Annie Fellows Johnston
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