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1. Merely mechanical; routine: "a sensitive, self-conscious creature ... in sad revolt against uncongenially banausic employment" (London Magazine).
2. Of or relating to a mechanic.
[Greek banausikos, of or for craftsmen, from banausos, craftsman who works with fire, smith, potter, probably dissimilated from earlier *baunausos : baunos, furnace, forge (probably of pre-Greek substrate origin) + auein, to light a fire, get a light from; akin to Latin haurīre, to draw water.]
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merely mechanical; materialistic; utilitarian
[C19: from Greek banausikos for mechanics, from baunos forge]
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ba•nau•sic(bəˈnɔ sɪk, -zɪk)
serving utilitarian purposes only; mechanical; practical.
[1835–45; < Greek banausikós]
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|Adj.||1.||banausic - (formal) ordinary and not refined; "he felt contempt for all banausic occupations"|
formality - compliance with formal rules; "courtroom formality"
ordinary - not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree; "ordinary everyday objects"; "ordinary decency"; "an ordinary day"; "an ordinary wine"
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