The Oxford American Dictionary defines this beautiful sounding word as
- like prose; lacking poetic beauty.
- unromantic; dull; comonplace.
The top three definitions of prose are
- the ordinary form of the written or spoken language
- a passage of prose
- a tedious speech or conversation
A prosaist is either
a prose writer; or
- 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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