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futilitarian

[fyoo-til-i-tair-ee-uh n]
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adjective
  1. believing that human hopes are vain, and human strivings unjustified.
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noun
  1. a person who holds this belief.
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Origin of futilitarian

1820–30; humorous blend of futile and utilitarian
Related formsfu·til·i·tar·i·an·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for futilitarian

futilitarian

adjective
  1. of or relating to the belief that human endeavour can serve no useful purpose
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noun
  1. one who holds this belief
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Derived Formsfutilitarianism, noun

Word Origin

C19: facetious coinage from futile + utilitarian
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