Definition of disutility in English:


Line breaks: dis|util¦ity
Pronunciation: /ˌdɪsjuːˈtɪlɪti


[mass noun] Economics
  • The adverse or harmful effects associated with a particular activity or process, especially when carried out over a long period.
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    • 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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