Definition of resistentialism in English:

resistentialism

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

noun

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

    Originally in the works of Paul Jennings.

Origin

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