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Meaning of NIHILIST

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an advocate of anarchism
  2. [n]  someone who rejects all theories of morality or religious belief

NIHILIST is a 8 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: anarchist, syndicalist
 See Also: Bakunin, Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Benjamin Ricketson Tucker, Emma Goldman, Goldman, Kropotkin, Mikhail Aleksandrovich Bakunin, Mikhail Bakunin, Nicola Sacco, nonreligious person, Prince Peter Kropotkin, Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin, radical, Sacco, Tucker, Vanzetti



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ni"hil*ist\, n. [Cf. F. nihiliste. See {Nihilism}.]
1. One who advocates the doctrine of nihilism; one who
   believes or teaches that nothing can be known, or asserted
   to exist.

2. (Politics) A member of a secret association (esp. in
   Russia), which is devoted to the destruction of the
   present political, religious, and social institutions.

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