Noun(1) someone who believes that the value of a thing depends on its utility
Adjective(1) having a useful function(2) having utility often to the exclusion of values
(1) It said the battle to save the building was lost and the site was now to be covered by flats of a utilitarian design.(2) Surprising though, is the toned down and rather utilitarian look and shape of the accessories.(3) Modern philosophers tend to take a more utilitarian position.(4) They used these simple stacked facades for unpretentious utilitarian buildings; the repeated detail lent itself to prefabrication.(5) Stoneware was the basic ceramic ware for utilitarian objects in the nineteenth century.(6) His sculptures misbehave, they defy convention, they turn utilitarian objects and practical actions into outlandish things involving wonder and humor.(7) But does a democracy really have to choose to build brutish, dull, utilitarian buildings when building for itself?(8) The cars handle well, offering a little fun to go with their high quality and utilitarian design.(9) The building, whose economical and utilitarian design gives it an imposing solidarity, is still there, situated about 300 metres from the Bosphorus shoreline.(10) I imagined that a broadly utilitarian approach to ethics was fairly standard these days.(11) The original farmhouse was a utilitarian building without much molding or other decoration.(12) They looked merely utilitarian and sensibly designed.(13) He made a lasting contribution to moral and political philosophy by attacking the prevailing materialism and empiricism of utilitarian thinkers.(14) I can make both moral and utilitarian arguments for the classical liberal worldview.(15) Grips on any handgun can be works of art or strictly utilitarian objects that fulfill a need.(16) The scrapers seem to have functioned primarily as utilitarian items rather than prestige items.
1. practical ::
2. functional ::
3. pragmatic ::
4. serviceable ::
5. useful ::
6. sensible ::
7. efficient ::
8. utility ::
9. workaday ::
10. no-frills ::
11. plain ::
12. unadorned ::
13. undecorative ::
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