Meaning of disutility in English:


Pronunciation /ˌdɪsjuːˈtɪlɪti/


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

    ‘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.’
    • ‘The approach recognizes a number of components of opportunity cost and relative disutility.’
    • ‘He then considers realistic cases in which means are not free gifts of nature and so the utility of goods must be balanced by the disutility of effort.’