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Thursday, July 07, 2011

Definitions for futilitarian

  1. Believing that human hopes are vain and unjustified.

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Citations for futilitarian
In America the silence was more oppressive than the ignorance; but perhaps elsewhere the world might still hide some haunt of futilitarian silence where content reigned - although long search had not revealed it - and so the pilgramage began anew! Henry Adams, The education of Henry Adams
There is another way of looking at the problem which I hope Feigl will not regard as wholly futilitarian in character, although I am not sure that it solves anything. Paul Feyerabend, Herbert Feigl, Grover Maxwell, Mind, matter, and method
Origin of futilitarian
1820-1830
Futilitarian is a satirical coinage from the 1820s combining "futility" and "utilitarian."