Synonyms for Prosaic:


boring (adjective)
wearisome, mundane, depressing, drab, humdrum, insipid, commonplace, monotonous, tedious, dreary, uninteresting, boring, tiresome, dull, dry.
dull (adjective)
prosy, unexciting, earthbound.
insensitive (adjective)
literal (adjective)
exact, authentic, literal, overt, precise, explicit, accurate, actual, verbatim.
prose (adjective)
fictional, prose, narrative.
succinct (adjective)
honest, unpoetical, clear, simple, informal, ordinary, unadorned, bald, candid, unpretentious, intelligible, frank, casual, blunt, straightforward, Plain-spoken, folksy, outspoken, stark, uncluttered, direct.
unimaginative (adjective)
humdrum, tedious, drab, monotonous, lackluster, literal, pedestrian, actual, colorless, prose, lifeless, flat, commonplace, boring, ordinary, prosy, dull, lusterless, mundane, practical, dry.


nondescript. hardheaded, hard, down-to-earth, excite, real, objective, unromantic, tough-minded, realistic, practical, sober. flavorless, lifeless, uninspired, flat, sterile, unimaginative, spiritless, lusterless, stodgy, lackluster, drab, aseptic, arid, colorless. prosaic (noun)
pedestrian, humdrum, commonplace, earthbound, unglamorous, prosy, matter of fact, unrhetorical, unglamourous, unexciting, uninteresting.

Other synonyms:

aseptic, unromantic, tough-minded. uninspired, stodgy, realistic, down-to-earth. lackluster, hardheaded, colorless, practical, unimaginative, flavorless, spiritless, lusterless. drab, sober, lifeless. arid. objective, flat. sterile. hard. Other relevant words:
objective, realistic, matter of fact, down-to-earth, aseptic, uninspired, nondescript, tough-minded, pedestrian, earthbound, practical, unexciting, lifeless, flavorless, arid, colorless, spiritless, hardheaded, sober, sterile, unromantic, drab, unimaginative, stodgy, unrhetorical, unglamorous, hard, prosy, excite, flat, lackluster, real, unglamourous, lusterless.

Usage examples for prosaic

  1. The young people clustered about him, sitting on the floor, on cushions and footstools, on anything rather than the prosaic seat of an ordinary chair. – Fernley House by Laura E. Richards
  2. He soon found a skipper willing to land him on Boden, and in the grey, quiet night, this most prosaic of the Lunda lads was started on a somewhat eerie journey. – Viking Boys by Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
  3. Their work is correct enough, but prosaic and commonplace in spirit. – A Text-Book of the History of Painting by John C. Van Dyke