dis·​util·​i·​ty | \ (ˌ)dis-yü-ˈti-lə-tē How to pronounce disutility (audio) , -yə-, dish- \

Definition of disutility

: the state or fact of being counterproductive

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Recent Examples on the Web Where would the – missing would cause the most disutility in leaning that way? WSJ, "Transcript: John Taylor Presentation and Q&A at Boston Fed," 15 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of disutility

1879, in the meaning defined above

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“Disutility.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disutility. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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to assert without proof or before proving

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