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Synonyms for nihilism
ˈnaɪ əˌlɪz əm, ˈni-ni·hilism

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  1. nihilismnoun

    Synonyms:
    fatalism

  2. nihilismnoun

    Extreme skepticism, maintaining that nothing has a real existence.

    Synonyms:
    fatalism

  3. nihilismnoun

    The rejection of all moral principles.

    Synonyms:
    fatalism

  4. nihilismnoun

    (capitalized by protagonist Turgenev) A Russian anarchistic revolutionary doctrine (1860-1917) holding that conditions in the social organization are so bad as to make destruction desirable for its own sake, independent of any constructive program or possibility.

    Synonyms:
    fatalism

  5. nihilismnoun

    The belief that all endeavors are ultimately futile and devoid of meaning.

    ...the band members sweat hard enough to earn their pretensions, and maybe even their nihilism (rock critic Dave Marsh, reviewing the band XTC's album Go)

    Synonyms:
    fatalism

  6. nihilismnoun

    Contradiction (not always deliberate) between behavior and espoused principle, to such a degree that all possible espoused principle is voided.

    Synonyms:
    fatalism

  7. nihilismnoun

    The deliberate refusal of belief, to the point that belief itself is rejected as untenable.

    Synonyms:
    fatalism

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nihilismnoun

    a revolutionary doctrine that advocates destruction of the social system for its own sake

    Synonyms:
    nihilistic delusion

  2. nihilistic delusion, nihilismnoun

    the delusion that things (or everything, including the self) do not exist; a sense that everything is unreal

    Synonyms:
    nihilistic delusion

  3. nihilismnoun

    complete denial of all established authority and institutions

    Synonyms:
    nihilistic delusion

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  1. nihilismnoun

    Synonyms:
    nothingness, nothing, non-existence, nonentity, nullity

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How to use nihilism in a sentence?

  1. Irving Kristol:

    The enemy of liberal capitalism today is not so much socialism as nihilism.

  2. President Barack Obama on Friday:

    May we always remember that our shared heritage makes us stronger, that our roots are intertwined, may we always choose faith over nihilism, and courage over despair, and hope over cynicism and fear.

  3. David Crow:

    The new Joker is a plunge into nihilism. There is no redemption at all. It is a lot grimmer to watch than even Heath Ledger's Joker in 'The Dark Knight'.

  4. Iggy Pop:

    Nihilism is best done by professionals.

  5. Haimer abdou:

    Death, nihilism trap for the absurd present.

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