utilitarian


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u·til·i·tar·i·an

 (yo͞o-tĭl′ĭ-târ′ē-ən)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or in the interests of utility: utilitarian considerations in industrial design.
2. Exhibiting or stressing utility over other values; practical: plain, utilitarian kitchenware.
3. Of, characterized by, or advocating utilitarianism.
n.
One who advocates or practices utilitarianism.

utilitarian

(juːˌtɪlɪˈtɛərɪən)
adj
1. (Philosophy) of or relating to utilitarianism
2. designed for use rather than beauty
n
(Philosophy) a person who believes in utilitarianism

u•til•i•tar•i•an

(yuˌtɪl ɪˈtɛər i ən)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by utility.
2. designed for or concerned with utility or usefulness rather than beauty, etc.
3. of, pertaining to, or adhering to the doctrine of utilitarianism.
n.
4. an adherent of utilitarianism.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.utilitarian - someone who believes that the value of a thing depends on its utility
moralist - a philosopher who specializes in morals and moral problems
Adj.1.utilitarian - having a useful functionutilitarian - having a useful function; "utilitarian steel tables"
functional - designed for or capable of a particular function or use; "a style of writing in which every word is functional"; "functional architecture"
2.utilitarian - having utility often to the exclusion of values; "plain utilitarian kitchenware"
useful, utile - being of use or service; "the girl felt motherly and useful"; "a useful job"; "a useful member of society"

utilitarian

adjective functional, useful, practical, plain, efficient, sensible, pragmatic, unpretentious, soulless, serviceable, unadorned, workaday Bruce's office is a corner one, utilitarian and unglamorous.

utilitarian

adjective
Serving or capable of serving a useful purpose:
Translations
نَفْعي
užitkový
funktionel
sem hefur notagildi/gerir gagn
úžitkový
faydacıyararcı

utilitarian

[ˌjuːtɪlɪˈtɛərɪən]
A. ADJutilitario
B. Nutilitarista mf

utilitarian

[ˌjuːtɪlɪˈtɛəriən] adjfonctionnel(le)

utilitarian

adjauf Nützlichkeit ausgerichtet; qualitiesnützlich, praktisch; (= functional) objectzweckmäßig, praktisch; building, roomzweckmäßig; (Philos) → utilitaristisch
n (Philos) → Utilitarist(in) m(f), → Utilitarier(in) m(f)

utilitarian

[ˌjuːtɪlɪˈtɛərɪən] adj
a. (Philosophy) → utilitarista, utilitaristico/a
b. (furniture) → funzionale

utility

(juˈtiləti) plural uˈtilities noun
1. usefulness. Some kitchen gadgets have only a limited utility.
2. a useful public service, eg the supply of water, gas, electricity etc.
uˌtiliˈtarian adjective
useful rather than ornamental. Our plates and glasses are utilitarian rather than beautiful.
References in classic literature ?
His own person was the exact embodiment of his utilitarian character.
THE old Archiepiscopal Palace of Lambeth, on the southern bank of the Thames -with its Bishop's Walk and Garden, and its terrace fronting the river -- is an architectural relic of the London of former times, precious to all lovers of the picturesque, in the utilitarian London of the present day.
Such skill, the skill of technique, is more than honesty; it is something wider, embracing honesty and grace and rule in an elevated and clear sentiment, not altogether utilitarian, which may be called the honour of labour.
It seemed, in fact, a new development of the love of the beautiful, such as might have made him a poet, a painter, or a sculptor, and which was as completely refined from all utilitarian coarseness as it could have been in either of the fine arts.
They were also impressive by their suggestion of something practical, utilitarian, and remote from sentiment.
In emotional, as in other matters, Oolanga was distinctly a utilitarian, and as he could not understand anyone feeling grief except for his own suffering, pain, or for the loss of money, he could not understand anyone simulating such an emotion except for show intended to deceive.
Your majesty has not acquired the utilitarian habit of checking the public accounts.
For the first time he realized that eating was something more than a utilitarian function.
The foregoing remarks lead me to say a few words on the protest lately made by some naturalists, against the utilitarian doctrine that every detail of structure has been produced for the good of its possessor.
The great man who shall save us from the shipwreck which is imminent will no doubt avail himself of individualism when he makes a nation of us once more; but until this regeneration comes, we bide our time in a materialistic and utilitarian age.
One barrel-organ and a dancing-monkey - sportive by nature, but fast fading into a dull, lumpish monkey, of the Utilitarian school.
With his unbending, utilitarian, matter-of-fact face, he hardened her again; and the moment shot away into the plumbless depths of the past, to mingle with all the lost opportunities that are drowned there.