[ in-yoo-til-i-tee ]
/ ˌɪn yuˈtɪl ɪ ti /

noun, plural in·u·til·i·ties for 2.

a useless thing or person.

Origin of inutility

From the Latin word inūtilitās, dating back to 1590–1600. See inutile, -ity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for inutility



1590s, from Middle French inutilité (15c.), from Latin inutilitatem (nominative inutilitas) "uselessness," from inutilis (see inutile).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper