utilitarian

Part of speech: adjective

Relating to mere utility.

Part of speech: noun

Utilitarianism.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall.