Pious vs Prosaic - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between pious and prosaic

is that pious is of or pertaining to piety, exhibiting piety, devout, godfearing while prosaic is pertaining to or having the characteristics of prose.

pious

English

Adjective

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  • Of or pertaining to piety, exhibiting piety, devout, godfearing.
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  • Its male residents dress like crows: heavy black suits, black Borsalino hats, the old grandfathers hugely whiskered and the boys in peot, the curled sidelocks of the pious .

    Usage notes

    * Sometimes used pejoratively, in the sense of "mistaken" or "false" piety, as in "pious errors", "pious frauds".

    Synonyms

    * reverent, reverential, dutiful, religious, devout, godly

    Antonyms

    * (of or pertaining to piety) impious, independent, profane

    Derived terms

    * piously * piousness

    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.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Antonyms

    * poetic

    Anagrams

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