- merely mechanical
- mundane or utilitarian
Origin of banausicClassical Greek banausikos, for artisans or mechanics
- Merely mechanical; routine: “a sensitive, self-conscious creature &ellipsis; in sad revolt against uncongenially banausic employment” (London Magazine).
- Of or relating to a mechanic.
Origin of banausicGreek banausikos, from banausos, mechanic.
(comparative more banausic, superlative most banausic)
From Ancient Greek βαναυσικός (banausikos, “of or for mechanics”), from βάναυσος (banausos, “mechanical, ironsmith”), from βαύνος (baunos, “furnace, forge”).