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disutility Syllabification: dis·u·til·i·ty
Pronunciation: /ˌdisyo͞oˈtilədē/

Definition of disutility in English:


The adverse or harmful effects associated with a particular activity or process, especially when carried out over a long period.
Example sentences
  • Workers will accept this wage if it at least offsets the marginal disutility of work.
  • Work in Mechanics corresponds to disutility in Economics.
  • This could be represented by, for example, an increasing marginal disutility of travel time.
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