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Adjective: utilitarian  ,yoo-ti-lu'teh-ree-un
  1. Able to function usefully
    "utilitarian steel tables";
    - useful, practicable
  2. Having utility often to the exclusion of values
    "plain utilitarian kitchenware"
Noun: utilitarian  ,yoo-ti-lu'teh-ree-un
  1. Someone who believes that the value of a thing depends on its utility

Derived forms: utilitarians

See also: functional, useful, utile

Type of: moralist

Encyclopedia: Utilitarian