futilitarian
noun Etymology: blend of futile and utilitarian Date: 1827 one who believes that human striving is futile • futilitarian adjectivefutilitarianism noun

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  • futilitarian — futilitarianism, n. /fyooh til i tair ee euhn/, adj. 1. believing that human hopes are vain, and human strivings unjustified. n. 2. a person who holds this belief. [1820 30; humorous b. FUTILE and UTILITARIAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • futilitarian — 1. adjective having the opinion that all human activity is futile 2. noun a person with such views …   Wiktionary

  • futilitarian — n. one who believes that all human actions are futile and worthless adj. of the belief that all human actions are futile and worthless …   English contemporary dictionary

  • futilitarian — fu·til·i·tar·i·an …   English syllables

  • futilitarian — fu•til•i•tar•i•an [[t]fyuˌtɪl ɪˈtɛər i ən[/t]] adj. 1) believing that human hopes are vain, and human strivings unjustified 2) a person who holds this belief • Etymology: 1820–30; b. futile and utilitarian fu•til i•tar′i•an•ism, n …   From formal English to slang

  • futilitarian — /fjutɪləˈtɛəriən/ (say fyoohtiluh tairreeuhn) adjective 1. believing that human hopes are vain and human strivings unjustified. –noun 2. someone who holds this belief. 3. someone who is devoted to profitless pursuits. {from futility, modelled on… …   Australian English dictionary

  • futilitarian — …   Useful english dictionary

  • futilitarianism — noun see futilitarian …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Futilitarianism — is a philosophical movement referring to the belief that all human activity (or endeavour) is futile. The name of the movement is a Portmanteau of futility and Utilitarianism Its roots are in the existentialist movement of the early 20th… …   Wikipedia

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