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Nietzscheism

or Nie·tzsche·an·ism

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

First recorded in 1905–10; Nietzsche + -ism
Related formsNie·tzsche·an, noun, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for nietzscheism

Historical Examples of nietzscheism

  • If Nietzsche had not ended in imbecility, Nietzscheism would end in imbecility.

    Orthodoxy

    G. K. Chesterton

  • I snap my fingers at Nietzscheism when I realize that she is the strongest personality in my little world.

  • He exalts nature to the priest who follows him to reclaim his soul; this third act is really a glorified burst of Nietzscheism.

    Iconoclasts

    James Huneker

  • What of Richard Strauss, with his warmed-over Nietzscheism, his flair for the merely horrible?

    A Book of Prefaces

    H. L. Mencken