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utilitarian

u·til·i·tar·i·an

utilitarian

 
 
pronunciation:
yu tI lih teI ri n
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, concerning, or aiming at usefulness.
The choice of the building materials was based on utilitarian concerns.
similar words:
practical
definition 2: designed to be useful, without regard for appearance or other qualities.
The utilitarian kitchen had everything we needed, though it certainly lacked charm.
antonyms:
decorative
definition 3: of, concerning, or advocating utilitarianism.
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part of speech: noun
definition: one who advocates or practices utilitarianism.
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