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pedestrian

noun [C] uk   /pəˈdes.tri.ən/ us  
B1 a person who is walking, especially in an area where vehicles go: A few pedestrians carrying their evening shopping sheltered from the rain in doorways. The death rate for pedestrians hit by cars is unacceptably high.

pedestrian

adjective uk   /pəˈdes.tri.ən/ formal disapproving us  
not interesting; showing very little imagination: Her books, with few exceptions, are workmanlike but pedestrian. His speech was long and pedestrian.
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Translations of “pedestrian”
in Korean 보행자…
in Arabic ماشٍ…
in French piéton/-onne…
in Turkish yaya…
in Italian pedone…
in Chinese (Traditional) 行人,步行者…
in Russian пешеход…
in Polish pieszy…
in Spanish peatón…
in Portuguese pedestre…
in German der/die Fußgänger(in)…
in Catalan vianant…
in Japanese 歩行者…
in Chinese (Simplified) 行人,步行者…
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