prosing

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

prose +‎ -ing

AdjectiveEdit

prosing (not comparable)

  1. Writing prose; speaking or writing in a tedious or prosy manner.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Walter Scott to this entry?)

NounEdit

prosing (countable and uncountable, plural prosings)

  1. Tedious talk or writing. [from 18th c.]
    • 1852, Washington Irving, Tales from the Alhambra:
      He had great pretensions to wisdom […] but he was grievously given to metaphysics, and the prince found his prosings even more ponderous than those of the sage Eben Bonabben.
    • 1870, Blackwood's Edinburgh magazine
      I did not like to propose an adjournment thither too hastily, but patiently endured the prosings of my cicerone in the interior of the church.

VerbEdit

prosing

  1. present participle of prose

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