How do you say that a person does not pay attention to ergonomics (like at a computer) in a concise way? Options I've come up with include:

  • He does not use ergonomics.

  • He does not follow ergonomics.

  • He is not ergonomic.

Any better ideas?

  • 2
    He is not ergonomically-correct.
    – JeffSahol
    Nov 18, 2011 at 12:50
  • 3
    Ergonomics is actually a pretty specific field of science. I would assume someone who "follows ergonomics" keeps abreast with the important journal articles and that someone who "is ergonomic" has, perhaps, a very comfortable lap. I'd say JeffSahol's answer - "he is ignorant of ergonomics" is correct.
    – silves89
    Nov 18, 2011 at 13:24
  • Is there something special about ergonomics here? This how question could be worded replacing 'ergonomics' with 'X'..
    – Mitch
    Nov 18, 2011 at 13:26
  • "The laminectomy in operating room 3"?
    – JeffSahol
    Nov 18, 2011 at 13:34
  • That is, are you looking for a generic grammatical negatives like 'non-X' or 'not Xic' or are you looking for an antonym specifically of ergonomic, like maybe clusy or inefficient or energy-wasteful or etc?
    – Mitch
    Nov 18, 2011 at 15:14

5 Answers 5


He is ignorant of ergonomics.

or, if he's aware of the issue but chooses to ignore it:

He ignores ergonomics.

  • Gotta love the divergence of the definitions of ignore-ant due to both (willfully ignoring) and (being uneducated about) word structure.
    – user105360
    Oct 12, 2016 at 17:25

He is not ergonomically-minded.


He is not the ergonomic type.

  • "He is ergonomically illiterate". "He is ergonomics-challenged". "He is ergonomically compromised". "He is ergonomics-resistant". "He is an ergonomic refusenik". "He is anti-ergonomic". "He is ergonomically rebellious". "He is an ergonomic insurgent". "He lacks the ergonomic urge". "He is an ergnoramus".
    – Erik Kowal
    Jul 11, 2014 at 9:10

Erganidiot? Erganomitard? Hump-backed?


One who has mastered and can and does apply the principles of physics is a physicist; one who does not meet these criteria is a non-physicist. By analogy, I would suggest that the word you seek is non-ergonomicist.


slacko, slacker, slack-arse(variants), dolt.

  • What have any of those suggestions got to do with the question?
    – Chenmunka
    Jun 26, 2015 at 13:24

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