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Definition of "futilitarian" []

  • Holding or based on the view that human endeavor is futile. (adjective)
  • One who holds the view that human endeavor is futile. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "futilitarian" in a sentence
  • "Winnie, Beckett’s "hopeful futilitarian" is buried up to her waist in the earth, woken and summoned to bed each day by the same disembodied bell."
  • "Grade: C Born helpless, nude and unable to provide for himself, Lore Sjöberg eventually overcame these handicaps to become a futurist, a futurologist and a 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 pilgrimage began anew!"