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- n. The theory that certain inanimate objects hate humans.
As a devout believer in resistentialism, I can empathize with this man trying to do his job in the middle of a silent and hostile army of objects intent on hurting him at every opportunity.
Resistentialism was coined by the British humorist Paul Jennings in a brilliant send-up of Jean-Paul Sartre and the philosophy of existentialism published in The Spectator in April 1948.
They also offered 'resistentialism', in which inanimate objects like teaspoons have an aversion to humans. On the other hand, they suggested, people might simply be taking them.
This word is a blend of 'resist' and 'existentialism.'