dysteleology

dysteleological /dis'tel ee euh loj"i keuhl, -tee lee-/, adj.dysteleologist, n.
/dis'tel ee ol"euh jee, -tee lee-/, n.
1. Philos. a doctrine denying the existence of a final cause or purpose.
2. the assumed absence of purpose in life or nature.
3. the evasion or frustration of a natural or normal function or purpose.
[1870-75; < G Dysteleologie; see DYS-, TELEOLOGY]

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