The Oxford American Dictionary defines this beautiful sounding word as

  1. like prose; lacking poetic beauty.
  2. unromantic; dull; comonplace.

The top three definitions of prose are

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  1. the ordinary form of the written or spoken language
  2. a passage of prose
  3. a tedious speech or conversation

A prosaist is either

  1. a prose writer; or
  2. a prosaic person

If someone calls you a prosaist, it could go either way.  Writers of fiction are often called prose writers to distinguish them from writers of poetry.  I personally don’t want anything further to do with this word.

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