prosing

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

prose +‎ -ing

Adjective[edit]

prosing (not comparable)

  1. Writing prose; speaking or writing in a tedious or prosy manner.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Walter Scott to this entry?)

Noun[edit]

prosing (countable and uncountable, plural prosings)

  1. Tedious talk or writing. [from 18th c.]
    • 1852, Washington Irving, Tales from the Alhambra:
      He had great pretensions to wisdom […] but he was grievously given to metaphysics, and the prince found his prosings even more ponderous than those of the sage Eben Bonabben.
    • 1870, Blackwood's Edinburgh magazine
      I did not like to propose an adjournment thither too hastily, but patiently endured the prosings of my cicerone in the interior of the church.

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