non·​po·​et·​ic ˌnän-pō-ˈe-tik How to pronounce nonpoetic (audio)
: not poetic: such as
: not of, relating to, or characteristic of poetry
nonpoetic writings
: not having the elevated or expressive qualities associated with poetry
The style of love he emphasizes—attachment—is the sturdy, everyday nonpoetic kind that can survive a maelstrom.David Brooks

Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonpoetic was in 1875

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“Nonpoetic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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