prosier; prosiest
: lacking in qualities that seize the attention or strike the imagination : commonplace
especially : tediously dull in speech or manner
prosily adverb
prosiness noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web By the start of the 20th century, instead of offering a few prosy sentences that gestured vaguely toward ingredient amounts, American recipes increasingly began with a list of ingredients in precise, numerical quantities: teaspoons, ounces, cups. Helen Zoe Veit, Smithsonian, 19 Sep. 2017

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Word History


prose entry 1

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prosy was in 1819

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“Prosy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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prosier; prosiest

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