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  • 1 Utilitarian — Студийный альбом Napalm Death Дата выпуска …

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  • 2 Utilitarian — U*til i*ta ri*an, a. [See {Utility}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to utility; consisting in utility; ?iming at utility as distinguished from beauty, ornament, etc.; sometimes, reproachfully, evincing, or characterized by, a regard for… …

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  • 3 Utilitarian — U*til i*ta ri*an, n. One who holds the doctrine of utilitarianism. [1913 Webster] The utilitarians are for merging all the particular virtues into one, and would substitute in their place the greatest usefulness, as the alone principle to which… …

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  • 4 utilitarian — index beneficial, disposable, effective (efficient), functional, practical, pragmatic, purposeful …

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  • 5 utilitarian — 1781, coined by Jeremy Bentham (1748 1832) from UTILITY (Cf. utility). One guided by the doctrine of the greatest happiness for the greatest number …

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  • 6 utilitarian — [adj] practical commonsensical, down to earth, effective, efficient, functional, hard, hardheaded, matter of fact, nuts and bolts*, pragmatic, pragmatical, realistic, sensible, serviceable, unidealistic, unromantic, useful; concept 560 Ant.… …

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  • 7 utilitarian — ► ADJECTIVE 1) useful or practical rather than attractive. 2) relating to or adhering to utilitarianism. ► NOUN ▪ an adherent of utilitarianism …

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  • 8 utilitarian — [yo͞o til΄ə ter′ē ən] adj. [ UTILIT(Y) + ARIAN: coined (1781) by Jeremy Bentham] 1. of or having to do with utility 2. stressing usefulness over beauty or other considerations 3. made for or aiming at utility 4. of, or having belief in,… …

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  • 9 utilitarian — [[t]ju͟ːtɪlɪte͟əriən[/t]] utilitarians 1) ADJ Utilitarian means based on the idea that the morally correct course of action is the one that produces benefit for the greatest number of people. [TECHNICAL] It was James Mill who was the best… …

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  • 10 utilitarian — I. noun Date: circa 1780 an advocate or adherent of utilitarianism II. adjective Date: 1802 1. of or relating to or advocating utilitarianism 2. marked by utilitarian views or practices 3. a. of, relating to, or aiming at utility b. exhibiting or …

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  • 11 utilitarian — u|til|i|tar|i|an [ ju,tılı teriən ] adjective 1. ) utilitarian attitudes or principles are based on the belief that something is morally right if it helps a majority of people 2. ) designed to be useful rather than attractive: utilitarian… …

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  • 12 utilitarian — UK [juːˌtɪlɪˈteərɪən] / US [juˌtɪlɪˈterɪən] adjective 1) designed to be useful rather than attractive utilitarian furniture 2) utilitarian attitudes or principles are based on the belief that something is morally right if it helps a majority of… …

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  • 13 utilitarian — adj. Utilitarian is used with these nouns: ↑end …

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  • 14 utilitarian — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. See use, utility. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. practical, useful, functional; see pragmatic , practical . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a. [yoo TIL i TAIR ee un] useful, practical …

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  • 15 utilitarian — u|til|i|tar|i|an [ju:ˌtılıˈteəriən US ˈter ] adj 1.) formal intended to be useful and practical rather than attractive or comfortable ▪ ugly utilitarian buildings 2.) based on a belief in utilitarianism →↑materialistic …

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  • 16 UTILITARIAN —    a philosophical movement, often identified with ETHICS, developed by BENTHAM and popularized by MILL in the nineteenth century based on the BELIEF that what is important is whether something is of use to people or not. In ethics the… …

    Concise dictionary of Religion

  • 17 utilitarian — adjective 1 formal useful and practical rather than being used for decoration: ugly utilitarian buildings 2 technical based on a belief in utilitarianism compare materialistic …

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  • 18 utilitarian — adjective she traded in her sporty little coupe for a utilitarian station wagon Syn: practical, functional, pragmatic, serviceable, useful, sensible, efficient, utility, workaday, no frills; plain, unadorned, undecorative Ant: decorative …

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  • 19 utilitarian — /yooh til i tair ee euhn/, adj. 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. n. 4. an adherent of …

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  • 20 utilitarian — 1. adjective /juˌtɪl.ɪˈteɪɹ.i.ən/ a) of or relating to utility b) practical and functional, not just for show. 2. noun /juˌtɪl.ɪˈteɪɹ.i.ən/ Someone who practices or advocates ut …

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