Nietzscheism

or Nie·tzsche·an·ism

[ nee-chee-iz-uh m or nee-chee-uh n-iz-uh m ]
/ ˈni tʃiˌɪz əm or ˈni tʃi ənˌɪz əm /

noun

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 forms

Nie·tzsche·an, noun, adjective
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Examples from the Web for nietzscheism

  • 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
  • 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.