utilitarian

[ yoo-til-i-tair-ee-uhn ]SEE DEFINITION OF utilitarian
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We call ours a utilitarian age, and we do not know the uses of any single thing.

But Shelley's world was the world of the utilitarian Godwin and the mathematical Condorcet.

In the most commercial and utilitarian states of society the power of ideas remains.

The Utilitarian finds a place in his system for this virtue and for every other.'

Yet of this interval the utilitarian theory takes no cognizance.

In early educational periods, all values are practical, or utilitarian.

It was a sort of ally on my side against the utilitarian plainness of my guest.

Something also it owed to its unpretentious yet practical and utilitarian character.

The man who says present is all does so because he is an utilitarian.

They are both mystic and utilitarian, or compounded of the two.

WORD ORIGIN

1781, coined by Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) from utility. One guided by the doctrine of the greatest happiness for the greatest number.

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