futilitarian

[ fyoo-til-i-tair-ee-uh n ]
/ fyuˌtɪl ɪˈtɛər i ən /

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

/ (fjuːˌtɪlɪˈtɛərɪən) /

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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