Antonyms of noun utility

1 of 6 senses of utility

Sense 2
utility, usefulness -- (the quality of being of practical use)
       Antonym of inutility (Sense 1)
      => inutility, uselessness, unusefulness -- (the quality of having no practical use)

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

6 senses of utility

Sense 1
utility, public utility, public utility company, public-service corporation -- (a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation)
       => service -- (a company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation)

Sense 2
utility, usefulness -- (the quality of being of practical use)
       => quality -- (an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare)

Sense 3
utility -- (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")
       => service -- (work done by one person or group that benefits another; "budget separately for goods and services")

Sense 4
utility -- ((economics) a measure that is to be maximized in any situation involving choice)
       => system of measurement, metric -- (a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic)

Sense 5
utility program, utility, service program -- ((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")
       => program, programme, computer program, computer programme -- ((computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute; "the program required several hundred lines of code")

Sense 6
utility -- (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")
       => facility, installation -- (a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry; "the assembly plant is an enormous facility")

Antonyms of adj utility

2 senses of utility

Sense 1
utility (prenominal), utility-grade -- (used of beef; usable but inferior)

INDIRECT (VIA inferior) -> superior -- (of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students")

Sense 2
utility (prenominal), substitute (prenominal) -- (capable of substituting in any of several positions on a team; "a utility infielder")

INDIRECT (VIA secondary) -> primary -- (of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondary; "primary goals"; "a primary effect"; "primary sources"; "a primary interest")

Similarity of adj utility

2 senses of utility

Sense 1
utility (prenominal), utility-grade -- (used of beef; usable but inferior)
       => inferior (vs. superior) -- (of low or inferior quality)

Sense 2
utility (prenominal), substitute (prenominal) -- (capable of substituting in any of several positions on a team; "a utility infielder")
       => secondary (vs. primary) -- (being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate; "the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher"; "a secondary source"; "a secondary issue"; "secondary streams")

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