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1. nihilism

noun. ['ˈnaɪəˌlɪzəm'] a revolutionary doctrine that advocates destruction of the social system for its own sake.

Synonyms

  • ism
  • school of thought
  • doctrine
  • philosophical system

Antonyms

  • formalism
  • nationalism
  • pluralism
  • unbelief

Etymology

  • Nihilismus (German)

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Rhymes with Nihilism

  • abolitionism
  • absenteeism
  • absolutism
  • activism
  • adventurism
  • adventurism
  • agrarianism
  • alcoholism
  • altruism
  • amateurism
  • americanism
  • anachronism
  • aneurism
  • anglo-catholicism
  • animism
  • antagonism
  • anthropomorphism
  • anti-catholicism
  • anti-catholicism
  • antidisestablishmentarianism

How do you pronounce nihilism?

Pronounce nihilism as ˈnaɪəˌlɪzəm.

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2. nihilism

noun. ['ˈnaɪəˌlɪzəm'] complete denial of all established authority and institutions.

Synonyms

  • anarchy

Antonyms

  • monism
  • internationalism

Etymology

  • Nihilismus (German)

3. nihilism

noun. ['ˈnaɪəˌlɪzəm'] the delusion that things (or everything, including the self) do not exist; a sense that everything is unreal.

Synonyms

  • delusion
  • nihilistic delusion

Antonyms

  • order
  • legality

Etymology

  • Nihilismus (German)

Sentences with nihilism


1. Noun, singular or mass
Finally, all is visionary, metaphoric nihilism: "a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury signifying nothing."

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