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Pronunciation: /ˈjuːtʌɪl/

adjective

rare
Advantageous: I deplored the killing of them for merely utile purposes
More example sentences
  • And the wedge that this issue continues to drive between Palmer and his wife is also dramatically utile.
  • A third reason for the Calvinist neglect of art is the doctrine of vocation: ‘Parents should urge their children to choose vocations that would be useful to their neighbors… ‘Arts were not so utile.’
  • Women, in truth, are not only intelligent; they have almost a monopoly of certain of the subtler and more utile forms of intelligence.

Origin

Late 15th century: via Old French from Latin utilis, from uti 'to use'.

Words that rhyme with utile

butyl, futile, rutile

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There are 2 main definitions of utile in English:

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utile 2 Line breaks: utile
Pronunciation: /ˈjuːtɪli/

noun

A large tropical African hardwood tree with timber that is widely used as a substitute for mahogany.
  • Entandrophragma utile, family Meliaceae
Example sentences
  • The utile has a wide natural distribution in tropical Africa.

Origin

1950s: modern Latin, specific epithet (see above).

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