One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Not operating on an elevated level; mundane.‘serious discussion of scientific problems was regarded as banausic’
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, normalView synonyms
- ‘The banausic Fortune Plaza occupies a prime piece of property in Beijing's much-vaunted CBD.’
- ‘But Hari does an excellent job of ripping the banausic frontmen for archaic prejudice to shreds.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Harry has recently shut down the comments boxes on his post (as has a certain banausic, irrelevant gnat), and one sees why.’
- ‘Of course, the banausic Belichick - at his glibbest - counters: ‘Yeah, everyone complains about my fashion.’’
- 1.1 Relating to technical work.‘his contribution may have been administrative or banausic’
Mid 19th century: from Greek banausikos ‘of or for artisans’.
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