Dictionary.com

dysteleology

[ dis-tel-ee-ol-uh-jee, -tee-lee- ]
/ ˌdɪs tɛl iˈɒl ə dʒi, -ti li- /
Save This Word!

noun

Philosophy. a doctrine denying the existence of a final cause or purpose.
the assumed absence of purpose in life or nature.
the evasion or frustration of a natural or normal function or purpose.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON THE 12 TYPES OF VERB TENSES!

Loosen up your grammar muscles because it’s time to test your knowledge on verb tenses!
Question 1 of 6
The verb tenses can be split into which 3 primary categories?

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of dysteleology

1870–75; <German Dysteleologie;see dys-, teleology

OTHER WORDS FROM dysteleology

dys·tel·e·o·log·i·cal [dis-tel-ee-uh-loj-i-kuhl, -tee-lee-], /ˌdɪs tɛl i əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, -ti li-/, adjectivedys·tel·e·ol·o·gist, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use dysteleology in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for dysteleology

dysteleology
/ (ˌdɪstɛlɪˈɒlədʒɪ, -tiːlɪ-) /

noun

philosophy the denial of purpose in lifeCompare teleology

Derived forms of dysteleology

dysteleological, adjectivedysteleologist, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK