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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Late Latin
Origin: prosaicus, from Latin prosa; PROSE

prosaic

adjective
     
pro‧sa‧ic
boring or ordinary:
a prosaic writing style
The reality, however, is probably more prosaic.
prosaically adverb

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