Utilitarian Definition

yo͝o-tĭlĭ-târē-ən
utilitarians
adjective
Of or having to do with utility.
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Made for or aiming at utility.
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Stressing usefulness over beauty or other considerations.
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Of, having to do with, or believing in utilitarianism.
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noun
utilitarians
A person who believes in utilitarianism.
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The definition of a utilitarian is someone who supports the belief that actions should be chosen based on what will cause the most pleasure for the most people.
An example of utilitarian is a person who will give up personal needs for the majority's.
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Other Word Forms of Utilitarian

Noun

Singular:
utilitarian
Plural:
utilitarians

Origin of Utilitarian

  • 1781 utility +"Ž -arian

    From Wiktionary

  • utilit(y) –arian

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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