disutility

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dis- + utility

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Noun[edit]

disutility (uncountable)

  1. uselessness, a lack of utility
    • 1906, George Bernard Shaw, The Doctor's Dilemma: Preface
      Up to a certain point doctors, like carpenters and masons, must earn their living by doing the work that the public wants from them; and as it is not in the nature of things possible that such public want should be based on unmixed disutility, it may be admitted that doctors have their uses, real as well as imaginary.