utilitarian

[yoo-til-i-tair-ee-uhn]
adjective
1.
pertaining to or consisting in utility.
2.
having regard to utility or usefulness rather than beauty, ornamentation, etc.
3.
of, pertaining to, or adhering to the doctrine of utilitarianism.
noun
4.
an adherent of utilitarianism.

Origin:
1775–85; utilit(y) + -arian

antiutilitarian, adjective, noun
nonutilitarian, adjective, noun
unutilitarian, adjective


2. practical, useful, functional, sensible.
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utilitarian (juːˌtɪlɪˈtɛərɪən)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to utilitarianism
2.  designed for use rather than beauty
 
n
3.  a person who believes in utilitarianism

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Word Origin & History

utilitarian
1781, coined by Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) from utility. One guided by the doctrine of the greatest happiness for the greatest number. Utilitarianism is from 1827.
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Example sentences
Carvers and stone sculptors have left utilitarian objects and artworks of
  surprising aesthetic quality.
Although they are fascinating from a purely scientific point of view, their
  utilitarian value is not so clear.
It cannot be placed in a utilitarian context, because its violation of human
  dignity is so grave it is an absolute evil.
Many doctors notice them only in the casual, utilitarian way that one might
  notice a waitress or a bartender.
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