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futilitarian

[fyoo-til-i-tair-ee-uh n] /fyuˌtɪl ɪˈtɛər i ən/
adjective
1.
believing that human hopes are vain, and human strivings unjustified.
noun
2.
a person who holds this belief.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; humorous blend of futile and utilitarian
Related forms
futilitarianism, noun
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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
2.
one who holds this belief
Derived Forms
futilitarianism, noun
Word Origin
C19: facetious coinage from futile + utilitarian
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