What does the word utilitarian mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Relating to mere utility.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Utilitarianism.

Usage examples for utilitarian

  1. But the fruits of a man's work are not to be measured by a mere utilitarian standard. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  2. Gradually, however, and when prostitution became an organized institution under priestly influence, religious prostitution developed utilitarian sides, thus helping to increase public revenue. – Anarchism and Other Essays by Emma Goldman
  3. If the Utilitarian appeals to facts, common sense, and experience, so also does the Conservative; and until public opinion is decidedly for progress the dead weight prevails. – Studies in Literature and History by Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall