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futilitarian

[ fyoo-til-i-tair-ee-uhn ]
/ fyuˌtɪl ɪˈtɛər i ən /
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adjective
believing that human hopes are vain, and human strivings unjustified.
noun
a person who holds this belief.
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Origin of futilitarian

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
of or relating to the belief that human endeavour can serve no useful purpose
noun
one who holds this belief

Derived forms of futilitarian

futilitarianism, noun

Word Origin for futilitarian

C19: facetious coinage from futile + utilitarian
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