Definition Of prosy

adjective

(especially of speech or writing) showing no imagination; commonplace or dull.

Her character portraits are cold and bloodless, the larger vision is prosy and constipated, and her self-conscious literary tone has the musty odor of a vanity-press poetry journal.

Example Of prosy

  • And while language and the power of speech are the most consistent themes, the execution of the poems themselves - or at least of their translations - tends toward mere prosiness .

  • And yet if it's inevitable that the Biennial ‘has something wrong with it’ - and we would be strangely disappointed if it did not - the exhibition regularly displays certain prosy virtues.

  • But some actors declaim it with that incipient sob that used to be the sine qua non of the grand style, while others trundle along prosily .

  • Even so, better - perhaps - the fake-Scots of this bad-tempered poet's youth than the prosy dreariness of his maturity.

  • Her character portraits are cold and bloodless, the larger vision is prosy and constipated, and her self-conscious literary tone has the musty odor of a vanity-press poetry journal.


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