Holding or based on the view that human endeavor is futile.
One who holds the view that human endeavor is futile.
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(Philosophy) of or relating to the belief that human endeavour can serve no useful purpose
(Philosophy) one who holds this belief
[C19: facetious coinage from futile + utilitarian]
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fu•til•i•tar•i•an(fyuˌtɪl ɪˈtɛər i ən)
1. believing that human hopes are vain, and human strivings unjustified.n.
2. a person who holds this belief.
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