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1. Philosophy The doctrine that nothing actually exists or that existence or values are meaningless.
2. Relentless negativity or cynicism suggesting an absence of values or beliefs: nihilism in postwar art.
a. Political belief or action that advocates or commits violence or terrorism without discernible constructive goals.
b. also Nihilism A diffuse, revolutionary movement of mid-19th-century Russia that scorned authority and tradition and believed in reason, materialism, and radical change in society and government through terrorism and assassination.
4. Psychiatry A delusion, experienced in some mental disorders, that the world or one's mind, body, or self does not exist.
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|Noun||1.||nihilist - someone who rejects all theories of morality or religious belief|
nonreligious person - a person who does not manifest devotion to a deity
|2.||nihilist - an advocate of anarchism |
radical - a person who has radical ideas or opinions
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1. cynic, sceptic, atheist, pessimist, agnostic, unbeliever Ripley has become a world-weary nihilist.
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nihilist[ˈnaɪɪlɪst] N → nihilista mf
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nihilist[ˈnaɪɪlɪst] n → nihiliste mf
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n → Nihilist(in) m(f)
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nihilist[ˈnaɪɪlɪst] n → nichilista m/f
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