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Synonyms for utility
yuˈtɪl ɪ tiutil·i·ty

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Wiktionary

  1. utilitynoun

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. utility, public utility, public utility company, public-service corporationnoun

    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, usefulnessnoun

    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. utilitynoun

    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. utilitynoun

    (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 programnoun

    (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. utilityadjective

    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-gradeadjective

    used of beef; usable but inferior

    Antonyms:
    uselessness, inutility, unusefulness, primary, superior

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

    capable of substituting in any of several positions on a team

    "a utility infielder"

    Antonyms:
    unusefulness, inutility, uselessness, superior, primary

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. utilitynoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. utilitynoun

    Synonyms:
    usefulness

    Antonyms:
    inutility

    Associated words:
    utilitarian, utilitarianism, utilizable

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "utility":

    usefulness, utilities, useful, tool, relevance, value

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#97service
#410value
#1247tool
#1412useful
#1727benefit
#2314profit
#2419advantage
#2746utilities
#2804utility
#7211relevance
#11759avail
#16611usefulness
#60531expediency

How to use utility in a sentence?

  1. Josh Gottheimer:

    We need to focus on issues important to what the families we represent are dealing with -- gas, groceries and utility bills -- not on internal procedures.

  2. Teachers Interim President Ivy Bailey:

    Teachers have mortgage payments, utility bills, grocery bills. Being paid for their work is n’t a luxury, it’s a necessity.

  3. Carl Higbie:

    For this test to become mainstream it would A.) save lives and B.) save the VA probably billions in dollars in overmedication costs, and yet they’re not doing it and it’s like leaving your brothers out to dry, the overwhelming consensus of the pharmacogenomic community is that most of these tests currently lack evidence of clinical effectiveness. That means they have not shown to have better outcomes over the usual methods of drug prescription, with some exceptions. Many commercial tests target psychiatric disease therapy and pain management. One recent VA review documented that these tests do not yet have evidence for utility, especially in the veteran population.

  4. Robert Lutts:

    Are we encouraging future solar growth, not only on the residential side but on the utility side? That's a question that nobody knows the answer to until we see more regulatory changes.

  5. David Schmid:

    What we're seeing in this batch of shows is the idea that true crime can have some kind of social utility.


Translations for utility

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  • فائدةArabic
  • užitek, užitečnostCzech
  • NützlichkeitGerman
  • χρησιμότηταGreek
  • utilecoEsperanto
  • utilidad, conveniencia, proveedor de serviciosSpanish
  • kasulikkusEstonian
  • ابزارPersian
  • hyödyllisyys, hyödyke, palveluFinnish
  • utilité, utilitaireFrench
  • mathScottish Gaelic
  • utilidadeGalician
  • fornitore, servizio, attrezzo, strumento, utilitàItalian
  • 実用品, 有用性, ユーティリティ, 効用Japanese
  • handigheid, hulpmiddel, handigs, bruikbaarheid, hulpprogramma, voorzieningDutch
  • użyteczność, program użytkowyPolish
  • utilidadePortuguese
  • folos, utilitateRomanian
  • обслу́живающая програ́мма, утилита, утили́та, поле́зность, [[полезныйRussian
  • úžitokSlovak
  • verk, vattenverk, leverantör, värmeverk, tillämpning, applikation, verktyg, kraftverk, tjänsteleverantör, användbarhet, lönsamhet, användbarSwedish
  • YararTurkish
  • hữu íchVietnamese

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