nihilistic

[ nahy-uh-lis-tik ]
/ ˌnaɪ əˈlɪs tɪk /

adjective

of or believing in nihilism, or the total rejection of established laws and institutions: An exhibition of nihilistic art—now there's an oxymoron!
embracing anarchy, terrorism, and destruction: nihilstic tactics learned in a terrorist bootcamp.
Philosophy. of or believing in an extreme form of skepticism; belief in nothingness.

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OTHER WORDS FROM nihilistic

ni·hil·is·ti·cal·ly, adverban·ti·ni·hil·is·tic, adjectivenon·ni·hil·is·tic, adjectiveun·ni·hil·is·tic, adjective

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