nonpoetic

adjective
non·​po·​et·​ic | \ ˌnän-pō-ˈe-tik How to pronounce nonpoetic (audio) \

Definition of nonpoetic

: not poetic: such as
a : not of, relating to, or characteristic of poetry nonpoetic writings
b : 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

First Known Use of nonpoetic

1875, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonpoetic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonpoetic. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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