prosy

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From prose +‎ -y.

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prosy (comparative prosier, superlative prosiest)

  1. Unpoetic (of speech or writing); dull and unimaginative.
  2. Behaving in a dull way (of a person); boring, tedious.
    • 1946, Bertrand Russell, History of Western Philosophy, I.19:
      I cannot imagine his pupil regarding him as anything but a prosy old pedant, set over him by his father to keep him out of mischief.

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