utilitarian


1util·i·tar·i·an

noun \(ˌ)yü-ˌti-lə-ˈter-ē-ən\

Definition of UTILITARIAN

:  an advocate or adherent of utilitarianism

First Known Use of UTILITARIAN

circa 1780

2utilitarian

adjective

: made to be useful rather than to be decorative or comfortable

philosophy : of or relating to utilitarianism

Full Definition of UTILITARIAN

1
:  of or relating to or advocating utilitarianism
2
:  marked by utilitarian views or practices
3
a :  of, relating to, or aiming at utility
b :  exhibiting or preferring mere utility <spare utilitarian furnishings>

First Known Use of UTILITARIAN

1802

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