V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


noun, adjective

Definition: (n.) someone who travels by walking; (adj.) 1. characterized by walking or being on foot; 2. not interesting or imaginative

Synonyms: (n.) walker, hiker, stroller, (adj.) walking, afoot, boring, ordinary, commonplace, trite, unimaginative, unremarkable

Antonyms: (n.) driver, (adj.) driving, fresh, original, imaginative

Tips: Pedestrian is derived from the Latin pedis, which means "foot." The adjective form of pedestrian, "unimaginative," originated out of a contrast with the word equestrian, which means "horseback." Pedestrian, "by foot," was considered a dull form of traveling when compared with riding on a horse.

Usage Examples:

It's a good idea for pedestrians to cross the street only at the designated crosswalks. (walkers) noun

Although I had high hopes for the movie, it ended up being long and a bit pedestrian. (trite, boring) adjective

The pedestrian plot of the book was so boring that I didn't even want to finish it. (unimaginative, trite) adjective

Your comments during our last client meeting were quite pedestrian and didn't add anything to the discussion. (unremarkable, commonplace) adjective

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