- an extreme form of skepticism: the denial of all real existence or the possibility of an objective basis for truth.
- nothingness or nonexistence.
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And that fact means we should expect even more shenanigans from the nihilist wing of the GOP.Why the GOP’s Shutdown Insanity Won’t Hurt the Right Wing|Jamelle Bouie|September 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Nan insisted that this last person was a Nihilist, while Jo declared she was an American refugee.The Four Corners Abroad|Amy Ella Blanchard
A Russian detective “wanted” Vera, who, to be sure, was a Nihilist.Adventures among Books|Andrew Lang
I have not yet told you why I am a nihilist, and that is what this story is for.Princess Zara|Ross Beeckman
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Derived forms of nihilismnihilist, noun, adjectivenihilistic, adjective
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An approach to philosophy that holds that human life is meaningless and that all religions, laws, moral codes, and political systems are thoroughly empty and false. The term is from the Latin nihil, meaning “nothing.”