nihilism nihilism  /ˈnaɪ ə ˌlɪ zəm/


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

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  • The youth get attracted to nihilism as moths get attracted to fire and the consequence of either's attraction is only destruction.


  • Greg Sargent: Sabotage governing

    When a respected Beltway journalist like Chuck Todd takes note of the GOP's post-policy nihilism, folks should take notice.
    on July 10, 2013     Source: Washington Post

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