futilitarian

[fyoo-til-i-tair-ee-uh n]

adjective

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

noun

a person who holds this belief.

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

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

noun

one who holds this belief
Derived Formsfutilitarianism, noun

Word Origin for futilitarian

C19: facetious coinage from futile + utilitarian
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