|a.||1.||Of or pertaining to utility; consisting in utility; iming at utility as distinguished from beauty, ornament, etc.; sometimes, reproachfully, evincing, or characterized by, a regard for utility of a lower kind, or marked by a sordid spirit; |
|2.||Of or pertaining to utilitarianism; supporting utilitarianism; |
|n.||1.||One who holds the doctrine of utilitarianism.|
The utilitarians are for merging all the particular virtues into one, and would substitute in their place the greatest usefulness, as the alone principle to which every question respecting the morality of actions should be referred.
|Noun||1.||utilitarian - someone who believes that the value of a thing depends on its utility|
|Adj.||1.||utilitarian - having a useful function; "utilitarian steel tables"|
|2.||utilitarian - having utility often to the exclusion of values; "plain utilitarian kitchenware"|