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utilitarian -- as in: utilitarian furniture
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Moby Dick
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  • His own person was the exact embodiment of his utilitarian character.
  • Though Jeremy Bentham’s skeleton, which hangs for candelabra in the library of one of his executors, correctly conveys the idea of a burly-browed utilitarian old gentleman, with all Jeremy’s other leading personal characteristics; yet nothing of this kind could be inferred from any leviathan’s articulated bones.

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  • She likes plain utilitarian kitchenware.
  • He prided himself on not letting his feelings distract from practical, utilitarian considerations.

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