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1pedestrian

adjective pe·des·tri·an \pə-ˈdes-trē-ən\

: not interesting or unusual

: relating to or designed for people who are walking

Full Definition of PEDESTRIAN

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a :  going or performed on foot
b :  of, relating to, or designed for walking <a pedestrian mall>
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Examples of PEDESTRIAN

  1. He lived a pedestrian life, working at the paper mill and living in his trailer.
  2. pedestrian concerns like paying the bills and getting the kids to school on time

Origin of PEDESTRIAN

Latin pedestr-, pedester, literally, going on foot, from ped-, pes foot — more at foot
First Known Use: 1716

Related to PEDESTRIAN

Synonyms
arid, colorless, drab, dreary, drudging, dry, dull, dusty, flat, heavy, ho-hum, humdrum, jading, jejune, leaden, mind-numbing, monochromatic, monotonous, numbing, old, boring, ponderous, slow, stale, stodgy, stuffy, stupid, tame, tedious, tiresome, tiring, uninteresting, wearisome, weary, wearying
Antonyms
absorbing, engaging, engrossing, gripping, interesting, intriguing, involving, riveting

Rhymes with PEDESTRIAN

2pedestrian

noun

: a person who is walking in a city, along a road, etc.

Full Definition of PEDESTRIAN

:  a person going on foot :  walker

Examples of PEDESTRIAN

  1. The car slid off the road and almost hit a group of pedestrians.

First Known Use of PEDESTRIAN

1770
PEDESTRIAN Defined for Kids

pedestrian

noun pe·des·tri·an \pə-ˈdes-trē-ən\

Definition of PEDESTRIAN for Kids

:  a person who is walking

Word Root of PEDESTRIAN

The Latin word pes, meaning foot, and its form pedis give us the root ped. A pedestrian is a person who travels on foot. Before trains, planes, and cars, an expedition, or journey, was often carried out by foot. An impediment makes movement or progress difficult, as if getting in the way of the feet.

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