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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The state or fact of being useless or counterproductive.
  • n. Something that is inefficient or counterproductive: an analysis of the relative disutilities of the two plans.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. uselessness, a lack of utility

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of producing harm, hindrance, injury, or other undesirable conditions: the opposite or negative of utility.


dis- + utility (Wiktionary)



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