[yoo-til, -tahyl]

1475–85; < Old French < Latin ūtilis, equivalent to ūt(ī) to use + -ilis -ile

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utile dulci

[oo-ti-le dool-kee; English yoot-l-ee duhl-sahy, -see]
the useful with the pleasurable.
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utile (ˈjuːtaɪl, -tɪl)
an obsolete word for useful
[C15: via Old French from Latin ūtilis, from ūtī to use]

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Everything has the potential to be abusive, and not everything has the potential to be utile.
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