Definition of banausic in English:


Pronunciation /bəˈnôzik/ /bəˈnɔzɪk/ /bəˈnôsik/ /bəˈnɔsɪk/

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  • 1formal Not operating on a refined or elevated level; mundane.

    ‘serious discussion of scientific problems was regarded as banausic’
    • ‘Harry has recently shut down the comments boxes on his post (as has a certain banausic, irrelevant gnat), and one sees why.’
    • ‘But Hari does an excellent job of ripping the banausic frontmen for archaic prejudice to shreds.’
    • ‘Of course, the banausic Belichick - at his glibbest - counters: ‘Yeah, everyone complains about my fashion.’’
    • ‘This utopian sentiment, patently present in the banausic sentimentality of lyrics in popular music, combines with the notion of uniform moral space to render the specificity of religious and political roles opaque.’
    • ‘The banausic Fortune Plaza occupies a prime piece of property in Beijing's much-vaunted CBD.’
    humdrum, dull, boring, tedious, monotonous, tiresome, wearisome, prosaic, unexciting, uninteresting, uneventful, unvarying, unvaried, unremarkable, repetitive, repetitious, routine, ordinary, everyday, day-to-day, quotidian, run-of-the-mill, commonplace, common, workaday, usual, pedestrian, customary, regular, normal
    1. 1.1Relating to technical work.
      • ‘his contribution may have been administrative or banausic’


Mid 19th century from Greek banausikos ‘of or for artisans’.