Definitions for utilitarianyuˌtɪl ɪˈtɛər i ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. utilitarian(adj)

    someone who believes that the value of a thing depends on its utility

  2. utilitarian, useful(adj)

    having a useful function

    "utilitarian steel tables"

  3. utilitarian(adj)

    having utility often to the exclusion of values

    "plain utilitarian kitchenware"


  1. utilitarian(Noun)

    Someone who practices or advocates utilitarianism.

  2. utilitarian(Adjective)

    of or relating to utility

  3. utilitarian(Adjective)

    practical and functional, not just for show.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Utilitarian(adj)

    of or pertaining to utility; consisting in utility; /iming at utility as distinguished from beauty, ornament, etc.; sometimes, reproachfully, evincing, or characterized by, a regard for utility of a lower kind, or marked by a sordid spirit; as, utilitarian narrowness; a utilitarian indifference to art

  2. Utilitarian(adj)

    of or pertaining to utilitarianism; supporting utilitarianism; as, the utilitarian view of morality; the Utilitarian Society

  3. Utilitarian(noun)

    one who holds the doctrine of utilitarianism

Translations for utilitarian

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • utilitària, utilitariCatalan, Valencian
  • λειτουργικός, ωφελιμίστρια, πρακτικός, ωφελιμιστήςGreek
  • utilitaire, fonctionnel, fonctionnelle, utilitaristeFrench
  • תועלתיHebrew

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