nihilism

Noun

  1. a revolutionary doctrine that advocates destruction of the social system for its own sake
    • Less specific
      • doctrine
      • philosophy
      • philosophical system
      • school of thought
      • ism
    • Related
      • nihilistic
      • nihilist
      • anarchist
      • nihilist
      • syndicalist
  2. the delusion that things (or everything, including the self) do not exist; a sense that everything is unreal
    • Synonyms
      • nihilistic delusion
    • Less specific
      • delusion
      • psychotic belief
  3. complete denial of all established authority and institutions
    • Less specific
      • anarchy
      • lawlessness
    • Related
      • nihilistic
      • nihilist
      • anarchist
      • nihilist
      • syndicalist

The following are the words that are in the New Word Project:


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