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Synonyms for utility
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. utility, public utility, public utility company, public-service corporation(noun)

    a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation

    Synonyms:
    public utility company, public-service corporation, usefulness, public utility, service program, utility program

    Antonyms:
    uselessness, unusefulness, inutility, superior, primary

  2. utility, usefulness(noun)

    the quality of being of practical use

    Synonyms:
    public utility company, public-service corporation, usefulness, public utility, service program, utility program

    Antonyms:
    unusefulness, inutility, uselessness, primary, superior

  3. utility(noun)

    the service (electric power or water or transportation) provided by a public utility

    "the cost of utilities never decreases"; "all the utilities were lost after the hurricane"

    Synonyms:
    public utility company, public-service corporation, usefulness, public utility, service program, utility program

    Antonyms:
    unusefulness, uselessness, inutility, primary, superior

  4. utility(noun)

    (economics) a measure that is to be maximized in any situation involving choice

    Synonyms:
    public utility company, public-service corporation, usefulness, public utility, service program, utility program

    Antonyms:
    inutility, unusefulness, uselessness, primary, superior

  5. utility program, utility, service program(noun)

    (computer science) a program designed for general support of the processes of a computer

    "a computer system provides utility programs to perform the tasks needed by most users"

    Synonyms:
    public utility company, service program, usefulness, public-service corporation, public utility, utility program

    Antonyms:
    inutility, uselessness, unusefulness, superior, primary

  6. utility(adj)

    a facility composed of one or more pieces of equipment connected to or part of a structure and designed to provide a service such as heat or electricity or water or sewage disposal

    "the price of the house included all utilities"

    Synonyms:
    public utility company, public-service corporation, usefulness, public utility, service program, utility program

    Antonyms:
    uselessness, inutility, unusefulness, primary, superior

  7. utility(a), utility-grade(adj)

    used of beef; usable but inferior

    Antonyms:
    uselessness, inutility, unusefulness, primary, superior

  8. utility(a), substitute(a)(adj)

    capable of substituting in any of several positions on a team

    "a utility infielder"

    Antonyms:
    unusefulness, inutility, uselessness, superior, primary

Wiktionary

  1. utility(noun)

    Synonyms:
    usefulness, noteEtymology 1

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. utility

    Utility (Latin utilis, useful) signifies primarily the quality of being useful, but is somewhat more abstract and philosophical than usefulness or use, and is often employed to denote adaptation to produce a valuable result, while usefulness denotes the actual production of such result. We contrast beauty and utility. We say of an invention, its utility is questionable, or, on the other hand, its usefulness has been proved by ample trial, or I have found it of use; still, utility and usefulness are frequently interchanged. Expediency (Latin ex, out, and pes, foot; literally, the getting the foot out) refers primarily to escape from or avoidance of some difficulty or trouble; either expediency or utility may be used to signify profit or advantage considered apart from right as the ground of moral obligation, or of actions that have a moral character, expediency denoting immediate advantage on a contracted view, and especially with reference to avoiding danger, difficulty, or loss, while utility may be so broadened as to cover all existence through all time, as in the utilitarian theory of morals. Policy is often used in a kindred sense, more positive than expediency but narrower than utility, as in the proverb, "Honesty is the best policy." Compare PROFIT.

    Synonyms:
    advantage, avail, benefit, expediency, profit, service, serviceableness, use, usefulness

    Antonyms:
    disadvantage, folly, futility, impolicy, inadequacy, inexpediency, inutility, unprofitableness, uselessness, worthlessness

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. utility

    Synonyms:
    usefulness, benefit, profit, advantage, advantageousness, service

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. utility(n.)

    Synonyms:
    usefulness (in an abstract sense), advantageousness, benefit, avail, profit, service, use

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. utility(n)

    Synonyms:
    usefulness

    Antonyms:
    inutility

    Associated words:
    utilitarian, utilitarianism, utilizable

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    usefulness, utilities, useful, tool, relevance, value

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How to use utility in a sentence?

  1. Neil Gorsuch:

    The great project of Justice's Scalia's career was to remind us of the differences between judges and legislators, to remind us that legislators may appeal to their own moral convictions and to claims about social utility to reshape the law as they think it should be in the future. But that judges should do none of these things in a democratic society.

  2. Bob Skarphol:

    If you're someone who's living month to month on oil revenue, a drop like that is very significant and can force you to choose what not to pay - do you not pay your utility bill, do you not buy your drugs, do you not buy food?

  3. Manoj Bhargava:

    Grid-based power isn't a solution for people who are poor. The poor, by definition, cannot afford utility bills, further, connection to the grid has meant intermittent and unreliable power for most poor, rural households in the world.

  4. Jamie Court:

    It was a laundry machine for dirty energy contributions to the Brown administration, a slush fund of sorts, hiding big oil, utility and other dirty energy dollars in close proximity to officials’ actions.

  5. Jim Hughes:

    The response has been, quite honestly, astonishing, the utility world suddenly sat up and took notice and said, I had no idea that's where the cost of solar stood.


Translations for utility

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  • فائدةArabic
  • užitečnost, užitekCzech
  • NützlichkeitGerman
  • χρησιμότηταGreek
  • utilecoEsperanto
  • utilidad, conveniencia, proveedor de serviciosSpanish
  • kasulikkusEstonian
  • ابزارPersian
  • palvelu, hyödyke, hyödyllisyysFinnish
  • utilité, utilitaireFrench
  • mathScottish Gaelic
  • utilidadeGalician
  • utilità, servizio, fornitore, attrezzo, strumentoItalian
  • ユーティリティ, 有用性, 効用, 実用品Japanese
  • hulpmiddel, voorziening, handigheid, bruikbaarheid, hulpprogramma, handigsDutch
  • użyteczność, program użytkowyPolish
  • utilidadePortuguese
  • utilitate, folosRomanian
  • поле́зность, утили́та, обслу́живающая програ́мма, [[полезный, утилитаRussian
  • úžitokSlovak
  • vattenverk, leverantör, applikation, kraftverk, användbarhet, lönsamhet, användbar, verk, tjänsteleverantör, verktyg, tillämpning, värmeverkSwedish
  • YararTurkish
  • hữu íchVietnamese

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