nihilist nihilist

Definition(s):

  1. (n) someone who rejects all theories of morality or religious belief
  2. (n) an advocate of anarchism

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The narrator in Suicide Alley, a nihilist's jaunty march, shared his's glums: "I wasn't born, I was spat out at a wall".
  2. A country can not sustain democracy if the ruling party is run by nihilists.

News

  1. Carolyn Hax: Fatalistic relatives are hard to handle

    While I'm away, readers give the advice. On dealing with a loved one's nihilist views (and habits): These people think they'll simply drop dead from their bad habits.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  2. Advice from Carolyn Hax

    While I’m away, readers give the advice.On dealing with a loved one’s nihilist views (and habits):These people think they’ll simply drop dead from their bad habits. While that’s one possibility, it’s far more likely they’ll end up living with significant disabilities. The chronic lung diseases that accompany long-term smoking severely limit activities, including walking from the bathroom to the ...
    on July 1, 2013     Source: Arizona Daily Star

  3. Reader wisdom on loved ones’ bad habits

    Readers fill in for advice columnist Carolyn Hax and chime in on dealing with a loved one’s nihilistic views and habits, appreciating grandparents, support at prenatal checkups and bigotry.
    on June 30, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

Quotes

  1. "I would not like to put a time period on it," Mr. Clarke said, referring to how long Britain might remain a possible target of terrorist attacks. "The fact is that we have what I would call a nihilist terrorist threat, something that will...
    on Sep 13, 2005 By: Charles Clarke Source: New York Times

  2. "So, nice try nihilist dirtbags," Maddow said, "but it`s back to remedial propaganda class for you."
    on Dec 30, 2009 By: Rachel Maddow Source: Politico

  3. "Gloria is sort of this torch-bearer. She's the person who's trying to hold on to her beliefs. Christian is sort of this nihilist. He wants to burn everything down," frontman Billie Joe Armstrong explained. "Fire gets brought up a lot in the...
    on May 15, 2009 By: Billie Joe Armstrong Source: MTV.com

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