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n. pl. dis·u·til·i·ties
1. The state or fact of being useless or counterproductive.
2. Something that is inefficient or counterproductive: an analysis of the relative disutilities of the two plans.


n, pl -ties
(Economics) economics
a. the shortcomings of a commodity or activity in satisfying human wants
b. the degree to which a commodity or activity fails to satisfy human wants


(ˌdɪs yuˈtɪl ɪ ti)

the quality of causing inconvenience, harm, distress, etc.
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Additionally, present value of future costs and disutilities related to events' sequelae that start in that year are incorporated.
As mentioned earlier, subjective utility is the sum of psychological disutilities caused by main body's own losses and sympathy for others' losses.
A univariate sensitivity analysis is conducted for changes from the base case relating to discount rate, QALY disutilities for MMR of -0.
The model predicts that lower wage earners are more likely to retire at early ages than higher wage earners as both groups are equally likely to draw high work disutilities.
a]} denote the disutilities and compensations of jobs in the military and alternative civilian sectors.
These differences reflect the differing utilities individuals derive from remuneration and its uses (including leisure activities), and from the differing disutilities they derive from work effort.
Table 8 below compares the optimal legal regime under two scenarios: under the first, no disclosure norms exist; under the second, sellers who disclose M or H suffer respective disutilities of $2 and $5 should they make a sale and should the asset eventually prove valueless.
It is important to establish the complete healing sequelae after loop excision and to measure patients' disutilities in a similar fashion to the studies by Harper and colleagues.
In particular, some chapters (for instance, Chapter 2) offer empirically empty deductive exercises providing us with unlinked, one-track explanations in terms of distortionary effects, disutilities, deadweight costs, and so on.
From the point of view of individual drinkers, the risk functions provided by our models can be interpreted as describing the marginal utilities and disutilities of increasing one's intake of alcohol.
For example, marginal disutilities of disposal, when deflated by the discount rate and the rate of degradation of persistent residuals, should be equated across alternative disposal methods.