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prosaic

adjective

Definition: without interest, variety, or imagination--dull

Synonyms: boring, commonplace, ordinary, monotonous, insipid, mundane, simple, dull, vapid, banal

Antonyms: exciting, fascinating, interesting, stimulating

Tips: Prosaic is a more formal and sophisticated way of describing something that is tiresome and ordinary. Prosaic has the same origin as the word prose, which means "common and ordinary speech, not poetry." Prosaic is related to the words banal, insipid, and vapid. See additional analysis at vapid.

Usage Examples:

Data entry is a prosaic chore. (mundane, dull)

Iím surprised you enjoyed that book so much; I found it to be prosaic and unimaginative. (boring, banal, vapid)

The Board needs to focus less on lofty ideas and more on the prosaic operations and management-related issues that drive this company. (commonplace, mundane)

My job is not as glamorous as it seems; I have many prosaic responsibilities like filling out expense reports and other mundane paperwork. (ordinary, boring)


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