futilitarian

futilitarian

[fyoo-til-i-tair-ee-uhn]
adjective
1.
believing that human hopes are vain, and human strivings unjustified.
noun
2.
a person who holds this belief.

Origin:
1820–30; humorous blend of futile and utilitarian

futilitarianism, noun
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futilitarian (fjuːˌtɪlɪˈtɛərɪən)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the belief that human endeavour can serve no useful purpose
 
n
2.  one who holds this belief
 
[C19: facetious coinage from futile + utilitarian]
 
futili'tarianism
 
n

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