Nihilism is a philosophical belief that there is no meaning or purpose to life. Many nihilists believe that life is pointless and that humans are nothing more than animals.

  • Many people in the city are nihilists because they don't believe that there is anything worth fighting for.

  • Many people who are nihilists believe that humans are nothing more than animals.

Definition of nihilism


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


nihilistic delusion


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


complete denial of all established authority and institutions

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Example Sentences for nihilism

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    Therefore it was confronted with the reproach of nihilism.

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    Anything that does not state this is the opposite of nihilism.

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    Nihilism denies the existence of fixed values.

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    Paradox of nihilism is the name of several paradoxes.

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    The Buddha took pains to refute nihilism.

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    His characters espouse the philosophy of Nihilism.

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    This seems to be more along the lines of nihilism.

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    Atheism leads to nihilism, not the belief but the unavoidable fact.

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    It is a spoiler attitude that is used to justify fatalism and nihilism.

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    The main issue is whether christianity is the opposite of nihilism or not.