Etymology: dis- + utility
- uselessness, a lack of utility
- 1906, George Bernard Shaw, The Doctor's Dilemma: Preface
- :Up to a certain point doctors, like carpenters and masons, must earn their living by doing the work that the public wants from them; and as it is not in the nature of things possible that such public want should be based on unmixed , it may be admitted that doctors have their uses, real as well as imaginary.
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