[ buh-naw-sik ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
mid 19th century; Greek from the root banausikós, equivalent to bánaus(os) "pertaining to an artisan," derivative of baûnos "furnace, forge"
  • pragmatic
  • secular
  • sensual
  • temporal
  • impractical
  • unnecessary
  • frivolous
serving utilitarian purposes only; mechanical; practical
A) She surprised everyone when she stated that she preferred to have a banausic career rather than one in the arts. B) The banausic electrical towers were something of an eyesore on the verdant landscape.
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