Nondescript vs Prosaic - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between nondescript and prosaic

is that nondescript is not described (in the academic literature); undescribed, unidentified while prosaic is pertaining to or having the characteristics of prose.

As a noun nondescript

is an undistinguished, unexceptional person or thing.

nondescript

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Not described (in the academic literature); undescribed, unidentified.
  • * 1851 ,
  • In thoroughfares nigh the docks, any considerable seaport will frequently offer to view the queerest looking nondescripts from foreign parts.
  • Without distinguishing qualities or characteristics; unexceptional.
  • He drove a nondescript silver sedan.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An undistinguished, unexceptional person or thing.
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    prosaic

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Pertaining to or having the characteristics of prose.
  • The tenor of Eliot's prosaic work differs greatly from that of his poetry.
  • (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.
  • (usually of writing or speaking but also figurative) 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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    Antonyms

    * poetic

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