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[nahy-uh-lis-tik] /ˌnaɪ əˈlɪs tɪk/
of or believing in nihilism, or the total rejection of established laws and institutions:
An exhibition of nihilistic art—now there's an oxymoron!
embracing anarchy, terrorism, and destruction:
nihilstic tactics learned in a terrorist bootcamp.
Philosophy. of or believing in an extreme form of skepticism; belief in nothingness.
Origin of nihilistic
Related forms
nihilistically, adverb
antinihilistic, adjective
nonnihilistic, adjective
unnihilistic, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • We feel the repercussion of his anguish when death was imminent for alleged participation in a nihilistic conspiracy.

    Ivory Apes and Peacocks James Huneker
  • After Csnad, he issued proclamations which can only be described as nihilistic.

  • A nihilistic delusion is one which denies existence in whole or part.

  • A nihilistic bomb exploded in the cabinet of the czar would scarcely have created more consternation than did my statement.

    Princess Zara Ross Beeckman
  • He is too negative, too nihilistic, and his quest of Buddhahood will end in a lamentable failure.

    The Buddha Paul Carus

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