prosiness
noun see prosy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Prosiness — Pros i*ness, n. The quality or state of being prosy; tediousness; tiresomeness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prosiness — See prosily. * * * …   Universalium

  • prosiness — pros·i·ness …   English syllables

  • prosiness — noun commonplaceness as a consequence of being humdrum and not exciting • Syn: ↑prosaicness • Derivationally related forms: ↑prosaic (for: ↑prosaicness), ↑prosy • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • prosaicness — noun commonplaceness as a consequence of being humdrum and not exciting • Syn: ↑prosiness • Derivationally related forms: ↑prosaic, ↑prosy (for: ↑prosiness) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   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

  • A Mathematician's Apology — is a 1940 essay by British mathematician G. H. Hardy. It concerns the aesthetics of mathematics with some personal content, and gives the layman an insight into the mind of a working mathematician. Contents 1 Summary 2 Critiques 3 Notes …   Wikipedia

  • Confessions of an English Opium-Eater — (1821) is an autobiographical account written by Thomas De Quincey, about his laudanum (opium and alcohol) addiction and its effect on his life. The Confessions was the first major work De Quincey published and the one which won him fame almost… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • austerity — Synonyms and related words: Albigensianism, Catharism, Franciscanism, Lenten fare, Sabbatarianism, Spartan simplicity, Spartanism, Trappism, Waldensianism, Yoga, abstinence, anchoritic monasticism, anchoritism, asceticism, astringency, austerity… …   Moby Thesaurus

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