1. Of or pertaining to utility; consisting in utility; &?;iming at utility as distinguished from beauty, ornament, etc.; sometimes, reproachfully, evincing, or characterized by, a regard for utility of a lower kind, or marked by a sordid spirit; as, utilitarian narrowness; a utilitarian indifference to art.
2. having a useful function
utilitarian steel tables
3. having utility often to the exclusion of values
plain utilitarian kitchenware
4. someone who believes that the value of a thing depends on its utility