Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun utilitarian

1 sense of utilitarian

Sense 1
utilitarian -- (someone who believes that the value of a thing depends on its utility)
       => moralist -- (a philosopher who specializes in morals and moral problems)

Antonyms of adj utilitarian

2 senses of utilitarian

Sense 1
utilitarian, useful -- (having a useful function; "utilitarian steel tables")

INDIRECT (VIA functional) -> nonfunctional -- (not having or performing a function)

Sense 2
utilitarian -- (having utility often to the exclusion of values; "plain utilitarian kitchenware")

INDIRECT (VIA useful) -> useless -- (having no beneficial use or incapable of functioning usefully; "a kitchen full of useless gadgets"; "she is useless in an emergency")

Similarity of adj utilitarian

2 senses of utilitarian

Sense 1
utilitarian, useful -- (having a useful function; "utilitarian steel tables")
       => functional (vs. nonfunctional) -- (designed for or capable of a particular function or use; "a style of writing in which every word is functional"; "functional architecture")

Sense 2
utilitarian -- (having utility often to the exclusion of values; "plain utilitarian kitchenware")
       => useful (vs. useless), utile -- (being of use or service; "the girl felt motherly and useful"; "a useful job"; "a useful member of society")

2019, Cloud WordNet Browser