Prosaic


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Prosaic

  • (adj) lacking imaginativeness or originality; “prosaic language can’t convey the experience”
  • (adj) commonplace; unromantic; “the masses were too preoccupied by prosaic day-to-day concerns”

Prosaic (प्रोज़ेइक / प्रोज़ैइक) meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi Dictionary)

  • नीरस, फीका, बेरस, मामूली, शुष्क, साधारण

Prosaic Origin

  • late 16th century (as a noun denoting a prose writer): from late Latin prosaicus, from Latin prosa ‘straightforward (discourse)’ (see prose). Current senses of the adjective date from the mid 18th century.

Prosaic in a sentence (word usage in recent newspaper)

  • While England’s batting is so strong, the same cannot be said for their bowling which can have a prosaic look to it.
  • Think of words that add emphasise to your sentence, instead of going for the prosaic and easy words.
  • Tired of his prosaic job, Mumbai-based writer Shatrujeet Nath took a similar plunge midway through his journalistic career.
  • His methods might seem prosaic and a throwback to another era, but he brought stability to the Caribbean side through the course of the year.
  • The reality was somewhat more prosaic.

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of prosaic

  • Prosaic – Prozac is a tablet given to depressed people. Depressed people are dull and unimaginative

Prosaic pronunciation


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