- 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.
Origin of nihilistic
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