pedestrian

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin pedester, root pedestri- (from pedes) + -an (suffix forming adjectives).

PronunciationEdit

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  • enPR: pə-dĕʹstrē-ən
  • IPA(key): /pəˈdɛst.ɹi.ən/

AdjectiveEdit

pedestrian (comparative more pedestrian, superlative most pedestrian)

  1. (not comparable) Of or intended for those who are walking.
    pedestrian crossing
    pedestrian zone
  2. (comparable, figuratively) Ordinary, dull; everyday; unexceptional.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:common
    His manner of dress was pedestrian but tidy.
    a pedestrian life
    • 2016 June 11, Phil McNulty, “England 1-1 Russia”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      England were hugely impressive in the first half in particular, when their supporters inside this magnificent bowl at Stade Velodrome roared their approval as Russia were pressed into submission and made to look pedestrian.
  3. (dance) Pertaining to ordinary, everyday movements incorporated in postmodern dance.
    The choreographer prefers pedestrian movements.

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NounEdit

pedestrian (plural pedestrians)

  1. A walker; one who walks or goes on foot, especially as opposed to one who uses a vehicle.
    Synonyms: footer, footgoer, footfarer
  2. (dated) Specifically, an expert or professional walker or runner; one who performs feats of walking or running.

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Further readingEdit

  • pedestrian” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.

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