nihilist : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  someone who rejects all theories of morality or religious belief
  • n  an advocate of anarchism

  • 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".
  • A country can not sustain democracy if the ruling party is run by nihilists.
  • Yet the serieswhich, by the way, is also a fantastically realistic cop showis also funny and the opposite of nihilist, giving everyone from detectives to junkies dignity.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    July 1, 2013 - Detroit Free Press
  • 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 ...
    June 30, 2013 - Arizona Daily Star
  • 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.
    June 30, 2013 - Seattle Times

  • Charles Clarke in New York Times
    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...
  • Rachel Maddow in Politico
    So, nice try nihilist dirtbags,Maddow said, "but it`s back to remedial propaganda class for you."
  • Billie Joe Armstrong in
    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...

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