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Utilitarian Definition in Context – 601 Words

Utilitarian definition in real context with images and synonyms together with parts of speech from 601 Words You Need to Know to Pass Your Exam. Learn the word, utilitarian in short real passages and improve your reading comprehension as well.

/ˌjuː.tɪ.lɪˈteə.ri.ən/ (adj)

Utilitarian definition

prioritizing usefulness to decorativeness, giving more importance to usefulness as opposed to aesthetics, practical, useful, pragmatic, effective, functional, efficient, realistic, down-to-earth, serviceable, sensible


The Utilitarian Approach assesses an action in terms of its consequences or outcomes; i.e., the net benefits and costs to all stakeholders on an individual level. It strives to achieve the greatest good for the greatest number while creating the least amount of harm or preventing the greatest amount of suffering.

Source of example:


useless, inefficient

Parts of speech

Noun: utilitarianism

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