the quality of causing inconvenience, harm, distress, etc.
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How to use disutility in a sentence
When more people use a given amount of consumers' wealth, values, measured in ultimate units of utility or disutility, rise.Essentials of Economic Theory | John Bates Clark
The answer is determined by the balance of utility and disutility.The Principles of Economics | Frank A. Fetter
On the contrary, with the bringing in of disutility of production, we have the doctrine of the earlier English School revived.The Value of Money | Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
The "total effective utility" of the producer's product equals the "total effective disutility" of his pains of acquisition.The Place of Science in Modern Civilisation and Other Essays | Thorstein Veblen
The explanation of superstitions must hold of all false beliefs, whatever their utility or disutility.The Origin of Man and of his Superstitions | Carveth Read
British Dictionary definitions for disutility
economics : Compare utility (def. 4)
the shortcomings of a commodity or activity in satisfying human wants
the degree to which a commodity or activity fails to satisfy human wants
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