SYNONYMS FOR utilitarian
Related formsan·ti·u·til·i·tar·i·an, adjective, nounnon·u·til·i·tar·i·an, adjective, nounun·u·til·i·tar·i·an, adjective
Examples from the Web for utilitarian
Is that a utilitarian approach—that you need to understand how institutions have changed to understand the way they are?
Everything is meant to be utilitarian and efficient, at the expense of relaxation or comfort.
The problem is that professional intelligence is mechanical and functional – utilitarian.Richard Hofstadter and America’s New Wave of Anti-Intellectualism|David Masciotra|March 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The available options were utilitarian and only came in a few colors.Concealed Carry Handbags: An Evening Bag for Your Gun?|Erin Cunningham|October 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
With "Jim and the Indians," as the above scenario is known, the utilitarian calculus is clear: save 19 lives.
The man who says present is all does so because he is an utilitarian.Evening Round Up|William Crosbie Hunter
In some such peace the Fading Flower commonly finds her rest—a peace unromantic, utilitarian, and yet not perhaps unbeautiful.Modern Women and What is Said of Them|Anonymous
It has a utilitarian side of vast extent, as broad as our boundless fields and our orchards' sweep.Bird Day; How to prepare for it|Charles Almanzo Babcock
The Smaphore is an ugly but utilitarian thing, and the wireless telegraph has not as yet supplanted its functions in France.Rambles on the Riviera|Francis Miltoun
Utilitarian conduct, therefore, is not a "political duty," because it is not fully enforced by definite punishment.On the Ethics of Naturalism|William Ritchie Sorley