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

Origin of nihilistic

Related formsni·hil·is·ti·cal·ly, adverban·ti·ni·hil·is·tic, adjectivenon·ni·hil·is·tic, adjectiveun·ni·hil·is·tic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018