- (not comparable) Of or intended for those who are walking.
- pedestrian crossing
- (comparable) Ordinary, dull; everyday; unexceptional.
- His manner of dress was pedestrian but tidy.
2016 June 11, Phil McNulty, “England 1-1 Russia”, in BBC Sport:
- England were hugely impressive in the first half in particular, when their supporters inside this magnificent bowl at Stade Velodrome roared their approval as Russia were pressed into submission and made to look pedestrian.
The use of pedestrian in the sense of ordinary, dull, everyday, etc. has begun to become unfashionable in the 21st century, mainly due to the desire in many urban locations around the world to promote walking and cycling as healthy, less polluting, and less space consuming alternatives to driving. Young people in particular are unlikely to use pedestrian in the ordinary or dull sense.
pedestrian (plural pedestrians)