Definition of 'prosaic'
Example sentences containing 'prosaic'
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One mystery turned out to have a prosaic explanation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Can the reasons be more prosaic? Times, Sunday Times (2016)There may be a more prosaic explanation for the venue. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The edge was the rather prosaic one of willing deceit. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He also confronted a rather more prosaic realisation. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But he is wrong on the far more prosaic matter of rural second homes. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Offshore schemes may sound glamorous but the reality is more prosaic. Times, Sunday Times (2006)After the poetry of campaign promises that is the prosaic reality. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There is another more prosaic reason for welcoming the review. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But for me it was humbling for a more prosaic reason. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But those with more prosaic interests can also make money. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But the business of tax havens is actually far more prosaic than any of these rather exotic images. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is partly for prosaic reasons. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But there is another, more prosaic explanation. Times, Sunday Times (2013)His dad's astonished take on things was rather more prosaic. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In union, this rather prosaic skill is an essential one for anyone who wants to be the complete wing. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The reality was more prosaic. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)In the past decade there has been a gradual departure from the legend of the Toulouse game to a rather more prosaic modern form. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Is there another company in Britain where the gap between the prestige of the brand clashes so dramatically against the prosaic reality of its location? Times, Sunday Times (2009)Of course, it turns out that the so-called murder has a more prosaic explanation. The Sun (2012)Part of the reason for this is rather prosaic: the preponderance of left-wing composers. Times, Sunday Times (2008)No, it's far more prosaic than that. The Sun (2015)The dynamic between the two stars is, in reality, more prosaic. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It would have been a rather prosaic match were it not for the exalted company and the fact that the Swiss was on a one-match losing streak. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The cowboy's life was far more prosaic than it appears in modern legend, consisting mainly of endless hours on the trail surrounded by thousands of bellowing beasts. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)
Trends of 'prosaic'
Used Occasionally. prosaic is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'prosaic'
British English: prosaic ADJECTIVE
Something that is prosaic is dull and uninteresting.
His instructor offered a more prosaic explanation for the surge in interest.
Definition of prosaic from the Collins English Dictionary
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