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Meaning of NIHILISM

Pronunciation:  n'Iul`izum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a revolutionary doctrine that advocates destruction of the social system for its own sake
  2. [n]  complete denial of all established authority and institutions
  3. [n]  the delusion that things (or everything, including the self) do not exist; a sense that everything is unreal
 

NIHILISM is a 8 letter word that starts with N.

 

 Synonyms: nihilistic delusion
 
 See Also: anarchy, delusion, doctrine, ism, lawlessness, philosophy, psychotic belief, school of thought

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ni"hil*ism\, n. [L. nihil nothing: cf. F. nihilisme.
See {Annihilate}.]
1. Nothingness; nihility.

2. The doctrine that nothing can be known; scepticism as to
   all knowledge and all reality.

3. (Politics) The theories and practices of the Nihilists.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: agnosia, anarchism, anarcho-syndicalism, anarchy, antinomianism, block, blocking, chaos, confusion, criminal syndicalism, cynicism, defeatism, delirium, delusion, delusion of persecution, dismalness, disorder, disorderliness, disorganization, disorientation, disruption, extreme left, extreme left wing, extremism, flight of ideas, gloominess, gloomy outlook, hallucination, hallucinosis, Jacobinism, left-wing extremism, lynch law, malism, mental block, mental confusion, misrule, mob law, mob rule, mobocracy, negativism, New Left, nihilistic delusion, ochlocracy, Old Left, paralogia, pessimism, primal chaos, psychological block, radicalism, radicalization, rebellion, retreatism, revolution, revolutionism, sans-culotterie, sans-culottism, syndicalism, tohubohu, turmoil, ultraconservatism, ultraism, uncheerfulness, unruliness
 

 

 

 

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