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synonyms for utilitarian

  • functional
  • sensible
  • pragmatic
  • commonsensical
  • down-to-earth
  • effective
  • efficient
  • hard
  • hardheaded
  • matter-of-fact
  • nuts and bolts
  • pragmatical
  • realistic
  • serviceable
  • unidealistic
  • unromantic
  • useful
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antonyms for utilitarian

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  • impractical
  • unnecessary
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How to use utilitarian in a sentence

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Most successful e-commerce marketplaces are extremely utilitarian.
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Sometimes, the most charming — or utilitarian — aspects of these books aren’t even the recipes.
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Note the power source—a noisy combustion engine—and utilitarian design.
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According to utilitarian theory, if something were to happen to him, it would be a greater tragedy than if it happened to you, because he has more overall “utility” at stake.
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But, according to the utilitarian, you’ve still got to deal with another issue.
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He finished his strictly utilitarian household labor and went off up the flat to the sluice boxes.
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His old enemy, the utilitarian theory, had taken subtle root in his affections.
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It was impossible, he thought, on utilitarian principles to make men work for the happiness of the many.
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It is the intense appreciation of this truth that gives the Mosaic institutions so practical and utilitarian a character.
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WORDS RELATED TO UTILITARIAN

  • ad hoc
  • advantageous
  • advisable
  • beneficial
  • convenient
  • desirable
  • discreet
  • effective
  • feasible
  • fit
  • fitting
  • helpful
  • judicious
  • meet
  • opportune
  • politic
  • possible
  • practicable
  • practical
  • pragmatic
  • profitable
  • proper
  • prudent
  • seasonable
  • suitable
  • tactical
  • timely
  • useful
  • utilitarian
  • wise
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