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Synonyms for prosaic

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Synonyms for prosaic

not fanciful or imaginative

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lacking wit or imagination

not challenging

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He is a standing protest against the tyranny of the Commonplace, and sows the seeds of a noble discontent with prosaic views of life and the dull uses to which it may be put.
Lawrence Gulf, on which floats, like a jewel, Abegweit, whose softer, sweeter Indian name has long been forsaken for the more prosaic one of Prince Edward Island.
Traddles, I wish to be as prosaic and literal as possible on a subject of so much importance.
But now, at last, a sorrow had come--the sorrow of old age, which suffers the more from the crushing of its pride and its hopes, in proportion as the pride and hope are narrow and prosaic.
The terrible moment of complete illumination had come to me, and I saw that the darkness had hidden no landscape from me, but only a blank prosaic wall: from that evening forth, through the sickening years which followed, I saw all round the narrow room of this woman's soul--saw petty artifice and mere negation where I had delighted to believe in coy sensibilities and in wit at war with latent feeling--saw the light floating vanities of the girl defining themselves into the systematic coquetry, the scheming selfishness, of the woman--saw repulsion and antipathy harden into cruel hatred, giving pain only for the sake of wreaking itself.
Even the prosaic Emma Jane was affected by them, for in the evening she said, "I don't expect you to believe it, but I have another idea,-- that's two in one day; I had it while I was putting cologne on your head.
It suddenly seemed to me that this commonplace, prosaic tea was horribly undignified and paltry after all that had happened, and I blushed crimson.
We will spare our readers the prosaic incidents of D'Artagnan's journey, which terminated on the morning of the third day within sight of Pierrefonds.
There he sat, with his tweed suit and his American accent, in the corner of a prosaic railway-carriage, and yet as I looked at his dark and expressive face I felt more than ever how true a descendant he was of that long line of high-blooded, fiery, and masterful men.
She experiments with form and style, ranging from the highly lyrical to the prosaic, to tell stories and depict moments of life, often commenting on the poetic form itself.
And there are no results because the problem is much bigger and essential and it is therefore high time to change the Government's priorities for the country and to turn to more prosaic objectives instead of dealing with the ambitious cultural-historical and construction ventures, Jovanovska concludes.
Ms Prosaic certainly helped me find my own magic, and that's a spell I'm happy to be under.
Costa is a joy to listen to, using tone and imagery to home in on an emotional resonance that brings otherwise prosaic tales to life.
While we can all dream about the advantages the semantic web may usher in for the information profession, a rather more prosaic problem is digital preservation.
Susan does adecided the actor by postulating be detached, so to speak, prosaic pursuits likevisiting His origins in Stockwell sensationallysalubrious, delineated in a speech special Variety Club lunch honour in London over Derek Jeffery, There are plenty of demanding high pressure jobs but they are not provided with drop-in advice clinics.