Definition of resistentialism in English:

resistentialism

noun

humorous
  • The theory that inanimate objects are hostile to humans; hostility manifested by inanimate objects.

Origin

1940s. Humorous blend of either resist or French résister resist with existentialism, punning also on classical Latin rēs thing, things; compare quot. 1948.

Pronunciation

resistentialism

/ˌrɛzɪˈstɛnʃ(ə)lɪz(ə)m//ˌrɛzɪˈstɛnʃəlɪz(ə)m/