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Prosaic appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Tide mats send a mynah prosaic at suede livery a jay reviled; Eustacia’s orphany madness tamed it.
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Definition of the adjective prosaic

What does prosaic mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more prosaic / most prosaic

  1. not fanciful or imaginative
  2. lacking wit or imagination
  3. not challenging; dull and lacking excitement

Alternative definition of the adjective prosaic


  1. Pertaining to or having the characteristics of prose.
  2. [context: of writing or speaking] Straightforward; matter-of-fact; lacking the feeling or elegance of poetry.
  3. [context: usually of writing or speaking but also figurative] Overly plain or simple, to the point of being boring; humdrum.

Definition of the adjective prosaic for high school students

    plain, lacking liveliness
    • example: Heather's prosaic recital of the poem bored the audience.

The adjective prosaic is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.


"Prosaic" is a composition.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Prosaic

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Love in World Religions (2008)

by Yudit Kornberg Greenberg

PROSAIC. LOVE: SOCIOLOGICAL. PERSPECTIVES. ON. THE. AMERICAN. MARRIAGE. AND. CULTURE. OF. LOVE. Ann. Swidler. Romantic Love is the quality of “rightness” that defines the particular, unique other that one does marry; it is ...

Google previewDictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible (2005)

by Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Craig G. Bartholomew, Daniel J. Treier

As a wisdom-oriented, canonically directed exercise of practical reason, theology is prosaic, ...

Google previewThe Chambers Dictionary (1998)

prosaic pro-:a'ik, or prosaical pro-za'ik-al, adj like prose; unpoetical; matter-of-fact; commonplace; dull; in or relating to prose (rare). — adv prosa icalty. — n prosa Icalness — n prosa ...

Google previewThe Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (2012)

by Roland Greene, Stephen Cushman, Clare Cavanagh, Jahan Ramazani, Paul F. Rouzer, Harris Feinsod, David Marno, Alexandra Slessarev

The “prosaic” usually has the last word. Ancient Menippean satire was sometimes defined as a combination of prose and poetry, but not in a way that would have applied to DoctorZhivago. Rather, the prose of Menippean satire does not just lie ...

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Indians love to reduce the prosaic to the mystic. (Jan Morris)
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Scrabble value of P3R1O1S1A1I1C3

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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