disutility

[dis-yoo-til-i-tee]
noun
the quality of causing inconvenience, harm, distress, etc.

Origin:
1875–80; dis-1 + utility

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disutility (ˌdɪsjuːˈtɪlɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
economics Compare utility
 a.  the shortcomings of a commodity or activity in satisfying human wants
 b.  the degree to which a commodity or activity fails to satisfy human wants

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Example sentences
Disutility costs depend on the level of pain and suffering included in the estimates.
In this simple model, the disutility of labor moves around substantially, especially during recessions.
The disutility from supplying hours of work and effort per hour is the sum of the disutilities of the members who are employed.
Also, the justification must exist that the disutility of these time elements is equivalent to time consumed in traveling.
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