nonpoetic

adjective
non·po·et·ic | \ˌnän-pō-ˈe-tik \

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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