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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Definitions for banausic

  1. Serving utilitarian purposes only; mechanical; practical: architecture that was more banausic than inspired.

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Citations for banausic
Banausic to the point of drudgery? Sometimes. Often tedious? Perhaps. David Foster Wallace, The Pale King
To me, the Venetians whom I have met, seem to be merely inadequate, incondite, banausic, and perfectly complacent about it. Frederick Rolfe, The Armed Hands
Origin of banausic
Banausic comes from the Greek word bánaus meaning "artisan, mere mechanical." It entered English in the 1820s.