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English definition of “pedestrian”


adjective     /pəˈdes.tri.ən/ formal disapproving
not interesting; showing very little imagination: Her books, with few exceptions, are workmanlike but pedestrian. His speech was long and pedestrian. → Synonym ploddingTedious and uninspiring
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