pedestrian

A pedestrian is someone traveling by foot. If you're walking, you might get angry at the drivers who don't stop so you can cross the street. But if you're driving, you might fight the urge to run over those annoying pedestrians!

Pedestrian comes from the Latin pedester meaning "going on foot" but also "plain." As a noun, it's someone walking around — sidewalks are for pedestrians. As an adjective it means "lacking wit or imagination." If someone calls your new poem pedestrian, they mean it's dull. If you want to impress your friends while also making them feel worthless, mutter "these people are SO pedestrian," at a party, loud enough for everyone to hear.

Primary Meanings of pedestrian

1.
n
a person who travels by foot
2.
adj
lacking wit or imagination
Full Definitions of pedestrian
1

n a person who travels by foot

Synonyms:
footer, walker
Types:
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hiker, tramp, tramper
a foot traveler; someone who goes on an extended walk (for pleasure)
hobbler, limper
someone who has a limp and walks with a hobbling gait
jaywalker
a reckless pedestrian who crosses a street illegally
marcher, parader
walks with regular or stately step
nondriver
a person who is not a driver
passer, passer-by, passerby
a person who passes by casually or by chance
peripatetic
a person who walks from place to place
rambler
a person who takes long walks in the country
ambler, saunterer, stroller
someone who walks at a leisurely pace
shuffler
someone who walks without raising the feet
reeler, staggerer, totterer
someone who walks unsteadily as if about to fall
stalker
someone who walks with long stiff strides
stamper, stomper, tramper, trampler
someone who walks with a heavy noisy gait or who stamps on the ground
strider
a person who walks rapidly with long steps
stumbler, tripper
a walker or runner who trips and almost falls
swaggerer
someone who walks in an arrogant manner
plodder, slogger, trudger
someone who walks in a laborious heavy-footed manner
waddler
someone who walks with a waddling gait
wayfarer
a pedestrian who walks from place to place
backpacker, packer
a hiker who wears a backpack
pivot, pivot man
the person in a rank around whom the others wheel and maneuver
wheeler
the man at the outermost end of the rank in wheeling
Type of:
traveler, traveller
a person who changes location
2

adj lacking wit or imagination

“a pedestrian movie plot”
Synonyms:
earthbound, prosaic, prosy
uninteresting
arousing no interest or attention or curiosity or excitement

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