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Nietzscheism

or Nie·tzsche·an·ism

[nee-chee-iz-uh m or nee-chee-uh n-iz-uh m]
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noun
  1. the philosophy of Nietzsche, emphasizing the will to power as the chief motivating force of both the individual and society.

Origin of Nietzscheism

First recorded in 1905–10; Nietzsche + -ism
Related formsNie·tzsche·an, noun, adjective
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Examples from the Web for nietzschean

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  • Barring the Nietzschean who had functioned in his absence, none had expected him.

    Erik Dorn

    Ben Hecht

  • Page xli, "Nietzschean" changed to "Nietzschian" for consistency.

    Musical Criticisms

    Arthur Johnstone

  • They form the best possible introduction to Nietzschean thought.

  • I thought you couldn't be in earnest about the Nietzschean philosophy.

    The Simpkins Plot

    George A. Birmingham

  • As he watched her go, the Nietzschean edifice seemed to shake and totter.

    Martin Eden

    Jack London


Word Origin and History for nietzschean

Nietzschean

adj.

1904, in reference to the ideas or followers of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper