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Origin of existentialism
OTHER WORDS FROM existentialismex·is·ten·tial·ist, adjective, nounex·is·ten·tial·is·tic, adjectiveex·is·ten·tial·is·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·ex·is·ten·tial·ism, noun
Example sentences from the Web for existentialism
In the grips of existentialist angst, investors decided to sell stocks and start stowing money under their mattresses.
His personal essays are deftly infused with subtle existentialist musings.
“I consider myself an existentialist and an atheist, and I think that body is what we are,” Cronenberg told The Daily Beast.David Cronenberg on 'A Dangerous Method,' Robert Pattinson's Acting, and S&M With Keira Knightley|Marlow Stern|November 20, 2011|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for existentialism
Derived forms of existentialismexistentialist, adjective, noun
Cultural definitions for existentialism
A movement in twentieth-century literature and philosophy, with some forerunners in earlier centuries. Existentialism stresses that people are entirely free and therefore responsible for what they make of themselves. With this responsibility comes a profound anguish or dread. Søren Kierkegaard and Feodor Dostoyevsky in the nineteenth century, and Jean-Paul Sartre, Martin Heidegger, and Albert Camus in the twentieth century, were existentialist writers.