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Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj prosy lacking wit or imagination "a pedestrian movie plot"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Prosy Dull and tedious in discourse or writing; prosaic.
    • Prosy Of or pertaining to prose; like prose.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • prosy Like prose; prosaic; hence, dull; tedious; tiresome.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Prosy dull, tedious
    • Prosy . See Prose.
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Usage

In literature:

We heard a prosy sermon from the old gentleman who has officiated there for some years.
"Young Americans Abroad" by Various
I was afraid I was prosy with my land-doctrine.
"Prairie Folks" by Hamlin Garland
I was afraid I was prosy with my land doctrine.
"Other Main-Travelled Roads" by Hamlin Garland
For any one not personally interested, the case was prosy enough.
"Follow My leader" by Talbot Baines Reed
The House of Commons is a debating assembly, not a lecture hall, where prosy papers may be read to sparse audiences.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 30, June 1893" by Various
I should have been bored to death with all that prosy writing.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Old men had spoken to them of '93, and recollections that were almost personal gave life to the prosy descriptions of the author.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
He felt that he was being fearfully endangered by the prosy insipidity of the age and the world he was living in.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
The long-winded old salts who come here to report their wrecks never spin out their prosy yarns to me.
"A Chosen Few" by Frank R. Stockton
We are the prosiest of the prosy.
"The Little Manx Nation - 1891" by Hall Caine
But I am growing at once prosy and digressive.
"Mystic London:" by Charles Maurice Davies
The old gentleman seemed put out to find himself deprived of his prerogative to be elaborate and prosy.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
Uncle BOB rather prosy, but his girls capital fun.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98 January 11, 1890" by Various
It was so prosy and commonplace after the grand things she had planned.
"The Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation" by Annie Fellows Johnston
Marriage, to the girl's imaginative mind, was synonymous with a dull and prosy middle age.
"The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley" by Louis Tracy
And there were no dull or prosy ones at Sunny Bank.
"Caps and Capers" by Gabrielle E. Jackson
Why is a prosy preacher like the middle of a wheel?
"The Handbook of Conundrums" by Edith B. Ordway
The boring times I have had listening to prosy accounts of his trials and adventures, when I have wanted to discuss a hat!
"A Question of Marriage" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
There was a certain poetry in the visions of Trevethlan Castle, which veiled the real prosiness of the orphans' scheme.
"Trevethlan: Volume 1" by William Davy Watson
So might a prosy divine put forth his religion as an excuse for prosing.
"The Day of His Youth" by Alice Brown
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In poetry:

Rich with the dreamer's pillage,
An idle and worthless lad,
Least in a prosy village,
And prince in Allahabad;
"The Poet's Town" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
'MID glad green miles of tillage
And fields where cattle graze,
A prosy little village,
You drowse away the days.
"The Poet's Town" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
'Mid glad green miles of tillage
And fields where cattle graze;
A prosy little village,
You drowse away the days.
"The Poet's Town" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
I, walking the familiar street,
While a crammed horse-car jingled through it,
Was lifted from my prosy feet
And in Arcadia ere I knew it.
"Arcadia Rediviva" by James Russell Lowell
And all the winter long 't is I
Who bless its sheer monotony --
Its scorn of days, which cares no whit
For time, except to measure it:
The prosy, dozy, cosy clock,
Nic-noc, nic-noc, nic-noc!
"The Old Clock" by John Charles McNeill
And so though Science from the woods hath tracked
The Elfin; and with prosy lights of day
Unhallowed all his haunts; and, dulling, blacked
Our eyesight, still hath Beauty never lacked
For seers yet; who, in some wizard way,
Prove Fancy real as Fact.
"Gramarye" by Madison Julius Cawein