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1. utility

noun. ['juːˈtɪləti'] a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation.

Synonyms

  • phone company
  • gas service
  • phone service
  • water company
  • public utility
  • light company
  • bus company
  • service
  • public-service corporation
  • waterworks
  • electric company
  • power company
  • power service
  • bus service
  • telephone company
  • telco
  • telephone service
  • gas company

Antonyms

  • naivete
  • fidelity
  • worthlessness
  • infidelity

Etymology

  • utilitet (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Utility

  • comprehensibility
  • overwhelmability
  • irresponsibility
  • responsibility
  • inaccessibility
  • susceptibility
  • deductibility
  • compatibility
  • combinability
  • acceptability
  • palatability
  • invisibility
  • flexibility
  • electability
  • applicability
  • affordability
  • admissibility
  • adaptability
  • reliability
  • probability
  • malleability
  • irritability
  • availability
  • volatility
  • versatility
  • possibility
  • legibility
  • feasibility
  • capability
  • amiability

Example sentences of the word utility


1. Noun, singular or mass
Slit eight inches in from the cut end on the outer insulation with the blade of a utility knife.

Quotes containing the word utility


1. The creed which accepts as the foundation of morals, Utility, or the Greatest-Happiness Principle, holds that actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. By happiness is intended pleasure, and the absence of pain; by unhappiness, pain, and the privation of pleasure.
- John Stuart Mill, Utilitarianism

2. Is beauty enhanced or adulterated by utility?
- Sena Jeter Naslund, Ahab's Wife, or The Star-Gazer

2. utility-grade

adjective. used of beef; usable but inferior.

Synonyms

  • inferior

Antonyms

  • impracticality
  • impracticability

3. utility

noun. ['juːˈtɪləti'] the quality of being of practical use.

Synonyms

  • use
  • usability
  • serviceableness
  • helpfulness
  • useless
  • usableness
  • detergency
  • serviceability
  • useableness
  • role
  • practicality
  • quality
  • utile
  • function
  • instrumentality
  • practicableness
  • usefulness
  • detergence
  • purpose
  • useful

Antonyms

  • impracticability
  • inutility
  • impracticableness
  • useless
  • uselessness
  • useful

Etymology

  • utilitet (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. utility

noun. ['juːˈtɪləti'] the service (electric power or water or transportation) provided by a public utility.

Antonyms

  • functional

Etymology

  • utilitet (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. utility

adjective. ['juːˈtɪləti'] capable of substituting in any of several positions on a team.

Synonyms

  • secondary

Antonyms

  • infeasibility
  • conserve

Etymology

  • utilitet (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. utility

noun. ['juːˈtɪləti'] (computer science) a program designed for general support of the processes of a computer.

Synonyms

  • service program
  • utility routine
  • driver
  • sorting program
  • program
  • trace program
  • device driver
  • input program
  • service routine
  • diagnostic program
  • output program
  • utility program
  • computer programme
  • sort program
  • programme

Antonyms

  • impractical
  • practical
  • wholesomeness
  • generality

Etymology

  • utilitet (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. utility

adjective. ['juːˈtɪləti'] used of beef; usable but inferior.

Synonyms

  • inferior

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • abstain

Etymology

  • utilitet (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. utility

noun. ['juːˈtɪləti'] (economics) a measure that is to be maximized in any situation involving choice.

Synonyms

  • marginal utility
  • metric

Antonyms

  • naturalness
  • clarity
  • power

Etymology

  • utilitet (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. utility

noun. ['juːˈtɪləti'] 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.

Synonyms

  • heating
  • electrical system
  • plumbing
  • facility
  • heating plant
  • heating system
  • plumbing system
  • electrical plant
  • installation

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • unfriendliness
  • profitable
  • effective

Etymology

  • utilitet (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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