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Humdrum vs. Prosaic

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Humdrumadjective

Lacking variety or excitement; dull; boring.

Prosaicadjective

Pertaining to or having the characteristics of prose.

‘The tenor of Eliot's prosaic work differs greatly from that of his poetry.’;

Humdrumnoun

(uncountable) The quality of lacking variety or excitement.

Prosaicadjective

(of writing or speaking) Straightforward; matter-of-fact; lacking the feeling or elegance of poetry.

‘I was simply making the prosaic point that we are running late.’;

Humdrumnoun

A stupid fellow.

Prosaicadjective

Overly plain, simple or commonplace, to the point of being boring; humdrum; dull; unimaginative.

‘His account of the incident was so prosaic that I nodded off while reading it.’; ‘She lived a prosaic life.’;

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Humdrumadjective

Monotonous; dull; commonplace.

Prosaicadjective

Of or pertaining to prose; resembling prose; in the form of prose; unpoetical; writing or using prose; as, a prosaic composition.

Humdrumnoun

A dull fellow; a bore.

Prosaicadjective

Dull; uninteresting; commonplace; unimaginative; prosy; as, a prosaic person.

Humdrumnoun

Monotonous and tedious routine.

‘Dissatisfied with humdrum.’;

Prosaicadjective

not fanciful or imaginative;

‘local guides describe the history of various places in matter-of-fact tones’; ‘a prosaic and unimaginative essay’;

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Humdrumnoun

A low cart with three wheels, drawn by one horse.

Prosaicadjective

lacking wit or imagination;

‘a pedestrian movie plot’;

Humdrumadjective

not challenging; dull and lacking excitement;

‘an unglamorous job greasing engines’;

Prosaicadjective

not challenging; dull and lacking excitement;

‘an unglamorous job greasing engines’;

Humdrumadjective

tediously repetitious or lacking in variety;

‘a humdrum existence; all work and no play’; ‘nothing is so monotonous as the sea’;

Humdrum

Humdrum is a 1999 British animated comedy short film directed by Peter Peake. It was released in 1998 and produced by Aardman Animations and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Short Film and a BAFTA nomination in the same category.

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