Prosy Pros"y, a. [Compar. {Prosier}; superl. {Prosiest}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to prose; like prose. [1913 Webster]

2. Dull and tedious in discourse or writing; prosaic. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • prosy — 1814, from PROSE (Cf. prose) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Prosiness …   Etymology dictionary

  • prosy — *prosaic, matter of fact Analogous words: *insipid, jejune, banal, inane: *irksome, boring, tedious …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • prosy — [prō′zē] adj. prosier, prosiest prosaic; commonplace, dull, uninteresting, etc. prosily adv. prosiness n …   English World dictionary

  • prosy — adjective a prosy style of writing or speech is boring and shows no imagination prosily adverb prosiness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • prosy — /ˈproʊzi/ (say prohzee) adjective (prosier, prosiest) 1. of the nature of or resembling prose. 2. prosaic; commonplace, dull, or wearisome: *Anyhow, you know what it is to be true, yet not dull and prosy. –henry handel richardson, 1910. {pros(e)… …   Australian English dictionary

  • prosy — adj. (prosier, prosiest) tedious; commonplace; dull (prosy talk). Derivatives: prosily adv. prosiness n …   Useful english dictionary

  • prosy — adjective (prosier; est) Etymology: 1prose Date: 1814 lacking in qualities that seize the attention or strike the imagination ; commonplace; especially tediously dull in speech or manner • prosily adverb • prosiness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • prosy — prosily, adv. prosiness, n. /proh zee/, adj., prosier, prosiest. 1. of the nature of or resembling prose. 2. prosaic; dull, tedious, wearisome, or commonplace. [1805 15; PROSE + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • prosy — adjective Dull and unimaginative. See Also: prose …   Wiktionary

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