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prosaic

Postby Bailey » Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:51 am

pro·sa·ic (pr-zk)
adj.
1.
a. Consisting or characteristic of prose.
b. Matter-of-fact; straightforward.
2. Lacking in imagination and spirit; dull.



[Late Latin prsaicus, from Latin prsa, prose; see prose.]


pro·sai·cal·ly adv.
pro·saic·ness n.

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Postby Slava » Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:13 pm

As it's the third anniversary of this post, I figured I'd take it off the list.

It did get treated, but the suggestion seems to have been taken from the blog, not the Agora, to judge by the attribution.

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