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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A revolutionary doctrine that advocates destruction of the social system for its own sake; Complete denial of all established authority and institutions; The delusion that things (or everything, including the self) do not exist.

Usage examples (36)
  • “The term nihilism is sometimes used … to denote a general mood of despair at the pointlessness of existence.”
  • To most people, the notion that an apocalyptic nihilism is taking root in this nation's children will seem alarmist.
  • That is not nihilism, that is pure, detached logic.
  • ‘And that’s called nihilism, ’ Bazarov repeated again, this time with peculiar rudeness. for more
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