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I am not one of these people who spend a ton of time in front on my computer; I see it as very utilitarian.
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Meaning of "utilitarian" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UTILITARIAN

utilitarian  [juːˌtɪlɪˈtɛərɪən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UTILITARIAN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Utilitarian can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES UTILITARIAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

utilitarian

Utilitarianism

Utilitarianism is a theory in normative ethics holding that the proper course of action is the one that maximizes utility, usually defined as maximizing total benefit and reducing suffering or the negatives. Classical utilitarianism's two most influential contributors are Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill. In simple words, it is the way one helps himself in the art of decision-making. John Stuart Mill, in his book Utilitarianism, stated, "In the golden rule of Jesus of Nazareth, we read the complete spirit of the ethics of utility. To do as one would be done by, and to love one's neighbour as oneself, constitute the ideal perfection of utilitarian morality." According to both Bentham and Mill, utilitarianism is considered to be a hedonistic approach only if the results of an action do not directly cause a negative impact on others. It is now generally taken to be a form of consequentialism, although when Anscombe first introduced that term it was to distinguish between "old-fashioned utilitarianism" and consequentialism. In utilitarianism, the moral worth of an action is determined only by its resulting consequences.

Definition of utilitarian in the English dictionary

The first definition of utilitarian in the dictionary is of or relating to utilitarianism. Other definition of utilitarian is designed for use rather than beauty. Utilitarian is also a person who believes in utilitarianism.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UTILITARIAN


authoritarian
ɔːˌθɒrɪˈtɛərɪən
communitarian
kəˌmjuːnɪˈtɛərɪən
documentarian
ˌdɒkjʊmənˈtɛərɪən
egalitarian
ɪˌɡælɪˈtɛərɪən
flexitarian
ˌflɛksɪˈtɛərɪən
fruitarian
fruːˈtɛərɪən
humanitarian
hjuːˌmænɪˈtɛərɪən
libertarian
ˌlɪbəˈtɛərɪən
nonsectarian
ˌnɒnsɛkˈtɛərɪən
Ontarian
ɒnˈtɛərɪən
parliamentarian
ˌpɑːləmɛnˈtɛərɪən
pescetarian
ˈpɛskəˌtɛərɪən
proletarian
ˌprəʊlɪˈtɛərɪən
sanitarian
ˌsænɪˈtɛərɪən
sectarian
sɛkˈtɛərɪən
Tartarian
tɑːˈtɛərɪən
totalitarian
təʊˌtælɪˈtɛərɪən
Trinitarian
ˌtrɪnɪˈtɛərɪən
unitarian
ˌjuːnɪˈtɛərɪən
vegetarian
ˌvɛdʒɪˈtɛərɪən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UTILITARIAN

utilidor
utilisable
utiliser
utilitarianise
utilitarianism
utilitarianize
utilities
utility
utility company
utility function
utility man
utility player
utility program
utility room
utility software
utility truck
utility vehicle
utility wear
utilizable
utilization

WORDS THAT END LIKE UTILITARIAN

agrarian
antiquarian
aquarian
assistant librarian
barbarian
Bavarian
Brian
Bulgarian
centenarian
contrarian
culinarian
Hungarian
librarian
Maid Marian
Marian
Old Bulgarian
ovarian
quinquagenarian
riparian
school librarian
veterinarian

Synonyms and antonyms of utilitarian in the English dictionary of synonyms

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SYNONYMS OF «UTILITARIAN»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «utilitarian» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of utilitarian

Translation of «utilitarian» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UTILITARIAN

Find out the translation of utilitarian to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of utilitarian from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «utilitarian» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

功利
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

utilitaria
570 millions of speakers

English

utilitarian
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उपयोगितावादी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

النفعية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

утилитарный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

utilitária
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উপযোগবাদী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

utilitaire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Utilitarian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

utilitaristisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

実用的な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

공리주의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Utilitarian
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thực dụng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பயனை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उपयुक्ततावादी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

faydacı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

utilitario
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

utylitarne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

утилітарний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

utilitar
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χρηστικά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gebruikswaarde
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

utilitaristisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

utilitaristisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of utilitarian

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UTILITARIAN»

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about utilitarian

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10 QUOTES WITH «UTILITARIAN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word utilitarian.
1
Ama Ata Aidoo
For us Africans, literature must serve a purpose: to expose, embarrass, and fight corruption and authoritarianism. It is understandable why the African artist is utilitarian.
2
Irving Babbitt
A remarkable feature of the humanitarian movement, on both its sentimental and utilitarian sides, has been its preoccupation with the lot of the masses.
3
Joy Covey
Not having finished high school and having been fairly utilitarian in the way I went about college, I didn't have a deep liberal arts background. So we'd go to lunch and people would talk about their favorite seventeenth-century poets, and I'd be thinking, 'Could I even name five poets? From any century?'
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Claude Debussy
Art is the most beautiful deception of all. And although people try to incorporate the everyday events of life in it, we must hope that it will remain a deception lest it become a utilitarian thing, sad as a factory.
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Donny Deutsch
I am not one of these people who spend a ton of time in front on my computer; I see it as very utilitarian.
6
Patrick Duffy
I do all the cooking in our family. I'm a utilitarian cook, rather than an adventurous one - I only have about 15 recipes in my repertoire that I rotate - but I love being able to go down to the river and catch a 30 lb. salmon, then grill it on the barbecue.
7
Dave Eggers
I am a bike enthusiast; there's a certain amount of romance to bikes. They're both beautiful and utilitarian.
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David Lodge
Universities are the cathedrals of the modern age. They shouldn't have to justify their existence by utilitarian criteria.
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Eugenio Montale
There is poetry even in prose, in all the great prose which is not merely utilitarian or didactic: there exist poets who write in prose or at least in more or less apparent prose; millions of poets write verses which have no connection with poetry.
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Jean Piaget
In other words, knowledge of the external world begins with an immediate utilisation of things, whereas knowledge of self is stopped by this purely practical and utilitarian contact.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UTILITARIAN»

Discover the use of utilitarian in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to utilitarian and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Utilitarian Confucianism: Chʻen Liang's Challenge to Chu Hsi
I believe the material should be utilized as supplemental data for exploring Ch'en Liang's intellectual development.Ch'en's thought evolved through a tao-hsueh phase to the utilitarian positions for which he is famous.
Hoyt Cleveland Tillman, 1982
2
An Introduction to Mill's Utilitarian Ethics
This book is primarily intended as a textbook for students in philosophy assigned to read Utilitarianism but it should also prove helpful to students and professionals in other fields such as political science, history and economics.
Henry R. West, 2004
3
Utilitarian Philosophy and Politics: Bentham's Later Years
Explores Bentham's political philosophy in its historical and intellectual context and in the light of his own later re-assessment of his philosophical project.
James E. Crimmins, 2011
4
Empowerment and Interconnectivity: Toward a Feminist History ...
"Examines the work of three nineteenth-century utilitarian feminist philosophers: Catharine Beecher, Frances Wright, and Anna Doyle Wheeler.
Catherine Villanueva Gardner, 2013
5
The Utilitarian response: the contemporary viability of ...
This book explores the capacity of utilitarianism to respond to the challenge of theories such as those of Rawls, Nozick and Dworkin, which focus primarily on the individual.
Lincoln Allison, European Consortium for Political Research. Joint Sessions of Workshops, Università di Bologna, 1990
6
Utilitarian and Environmental Ethics
I argue that this is unfortunate and that utilitarian ethics can provide moral grounds for preserving endangered species and biotic communities.
Brian Glen Wolff, 2006
7
Water and People: Challenges at the Interface of Symbolic ...
This book is about the issues associated with these symbolic values and uses of water: the challenges they present -- in our language, in our allocation mechanisms, in our commun. -- the conflicts raised; and the potential for resolving the ...
Stephen F. McCool, 2009
8
A Conceptual Evaluation of a School-based Utilitarian ...
Less than 50% of youth in the United States are sufficiently active for health benefits, females are less active than males, and activity participation declines with age during adolescence.
Lisa Marie Groesz, 2007
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The Artifacts of Tikal--Utilitarian Artifacts and Unworked ...
Tikal Report 27 presents artifacts and associated unworked materials recovered by the University of Pennsylvania Museum's Tikal Project of 1956-1969.
Hattula Moholy-Nagy, 2011
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Utilitarian Approaches for Multi-metric Optimization in VLSI ...
The various algorithms developed in this dissertation achieve significantly better optimization and run times as compared to other methods, ensure high utility levels, are deterministic in nature and hence can be applied to very large ...
Upavan Gupta, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UTILITARIAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term utilitarian is used in the context of the following news items.
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Don't Make Personal Growth a Utilitarian Goal
Economists have spent most of the 20th century ignoring psychology, positive or otherwise. But today there is a great deal of emphasis on how happiness can ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
2
Smartphones don't get more utilitarian than Samsung's Galaxy S6 …
Mashable Choice highlights the products and services we've tested and would recommend to others. Consider it Liked, Favorited, +1'ed and Pinned. «Mashable, Jun 15»
3
Utilitarian no more, airports go five-star
A man attempts to photograph a butterfly in a butterfly garden at Singapore Changi airport in this 2013 file photo. As major airports around the world scramble to ... «Bangkok Post, May 15»
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From the curious to the utilitarian: 7 new galleries open at Lowe Mill …
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The day before 7 new gallery openings at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment, artist Monique Given is carting her handcrafted, ... «whnt.com, May 15»
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Utilitarianism versus psychopathy
But the utilitarianism of killing the bystander is more like "utilitarianism" -- it invites you to pat yourself on the back because you're such a rational being. However ... «Boing Boing, Mar 15»
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Utilitarianism (Part 1 & 2)
Utilitarianism was an influential force in eighteenth and nineteenthcentury England, and Bentham personally influenced the British legislature to adopt virtually ... «Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, Mar 15»
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Utilitarianism (Part III –Conclusion)
The most important difficulty for utilitarianism is that it emphasizes consequences exclusively. Utilitarians claim that “the ends always justify the means,” and ... «Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, Mar 15»
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#HowToWearIt: Urban Utilitarian
If you are looking for a new piece to update your winter lineup, an urban utilitarian style may be just what you need. Designers like Marc by Marc Jacobs (above), ... «InStyle, Dec 14»
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Stoic people make utilitarian decisions
When you've got to make a tough, utilitarian decision, you're more likely to conceal your feelings. But it works the other way, too: After you conceal your feelings, ... «Boston Globe, Dec 14»
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From edicures to utilitarian up-dos: seven fashion trends from the …
Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway's second Festival of Thrift this weekend saw 40,000 people descend on Darlington for a weekend of upcycling, recycling, ... «The Guardian, Oct 14»

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