Word forms: utilitarians
1. adjective Utilitarian means based on the idea that the morally correct course of action is the one that produces benefit for the greatest number of people. [technical] ⇒ It was James Mill who was the best publicist for utilitarian ideas on government. A utilitarian is someone with utilitarian views. ⇒ One of the greatest utilitarians was Claude Helvetius. 2. graded adjective & adjective Utilitarian objects and buildings are designed to be useful rather than attractive. ⇒ Bruce's office is a corner one, utilitarian and unglamorous.
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