- 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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How to use nihilism in a sentence
It is also worth remembering that the alternative to using technology such as HireVue’s is not some utopian vision of rationality, empiricism and fairness—it is Gladwell’s hiring nihilism.HireVue drops facial monitoring amid A.I. algorithm audit|Jeremy Kahn|January 19, 2021|Fortune
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
Clearly there flashes out upon my memory my first impression of Nihilist Russia.
There is no more striking example in the annals of the Russian movement than that peerless Nihilist—what was his name?
But it was only in bated breath and within closed doors that the discovery of the Nihilist plot was discussed in St. Petersburg.
He may have got mixed up in some of these Nihilist plots; if so, he has done well to become a vagabond.
Thus in his novel, "Fathers and Sons," he sketches in bold strokes the character of the nihilist Bazarov.Contemporary Russian Novelists|Serge Persky
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Derived forms of nihilismnihilist, noun, adjectivenihilistic, adjective
Word Origin for nihilism
British Dictionary definitions for nihilism (2 of 2)
Cultural definitions for nihilism
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.”