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English definition of “pedestrian”

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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