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[mass noun] The adverse or harmful effects associated with a particular activity or process, especially when carried out over a long period.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Workers will accept this wage if it at least offsets the marginal disutility of work.’
- ‘The approach recognizes a number of components of opportunity cost and relative disutility.’
- ‘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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