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disutility

[dis-yoo-til-i-tee] /ˌdɪs yuˈtɪl ɪ ti/
noun
1.
the quality of causing inconvenience, harm, distress, etc.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; dis-1 + utility
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disutility

/ˌdɪsjuːˈtɪlɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
(economics)
  1. the shortcomings of a commodity or activity in satisfying human wants
  2. the degree to which a commodity or activity fails to satisfy human wants
Compare utility (sense 4)
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