futilitarian

[ fyoo-til-i-tair-ee-uhn ]

adjective
  1. believing that human hopes are vain, and human strivings unjustified.

noun
  1. a person who holds this belief.

Origin of futilitarian

1
1820–30; humorous blend of futile and utilitarian

Other words from futilitarian

  • fu·til·i·tar·i·an·ism, noun

Words Nearby futilitarian

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British Dictionary definitions for futilitarian

futilitarian

/ (fjuːˌtɪlɪˈtɛərɪən) /


adjective
  1. of or relating to the belief that human endeavour can serve no useful purpose

noun
  1. one who holds this belief

Origin of futilitarian

1
C19: facetious coinage from futile + utilitarian

Derived forms of futilitarian

  • futilitarianism, noun

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