pedestrian


pedestrian

noun

  1. a person who goes or travels on foot; walker.

adjective

  1. going or performed on foot; walking.
  2. of or relating to walking.
  3. lacking in vitality, imagination, distinction, etc.; commonplace; prosaic or dull: a pedestrian commencement speech.

noun

    1. a person travelling on foot; walker
    2. (as modifier)a pedestrian precinct

adjective

  1. dull; commonplacea pedestrian style of writing

adj.1716, “prosaic, dull” (of writing), from Latin pedester (genitive pedestris) “plain, not versified, prosaic,” literally “on foot” (sense contrasted with equester “on horseback”), from pedes “one who goes on foot,” from pes (genitive pedis) “foot” (see foot (n.)). Meaning “going on foot” is first attested 1791 in English (it also was a sense of Latin pedester). The earlier adjective in English was pedestrial (1610s). n.“walker,” 1793, from pedestrian (adj.).

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