Definition of Nihilist

1. Noun. Someone who rejects all theories of morality or religious belief.

Generic synonyms: Nonreligious Person
Derivative terms: Nihilism, Nihilism



2. Noun. An advocate of anarchism.

Definition of Nihilist

1. n. One who advocates the doctrine of nihilism; one who believes or teaches that nothing can be known, or asserted to exist.

Definition of Nihilist

1. Noun. (context: philosophy religion) A person who accepts or champions nihilism. ¹

2. Noun. An absolute skeptic; a person who believes in the truth of nothing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nihilist

1. an adherent of nihilism [n -S] - See also: nihilism

Lexicographical Neighbors of Nihilist

nigua
nihang
nihil
nihil obstat
nihilarians
nihilartikel
nihilartikels
nihilate
nihilated
nihilates
nihilating
nihilation
nihilator
nihilism
nihilisms
nihilist (current term)
nihilistic
nihilistic delusion
nihilistically
nihilists
nihilities
nihility
nihils
nihonga
nihongas
nijubashi
nikau
nikaus
nikethamide
nikischerite

Literary usage of Nihilist

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Masterpieces and the History of Literature: Analysis, Criticism by Julian Hawthorne, John Russell Young, Oliver Herbrand Gordon Leigh, John Porter Lamberton (1906)
"But in 1877, on the eve of the great nihilist suit against the One Hundred and Ninety-Three, he broke his silence with his grand masterpiece, " Virgin Soil. ..."

2. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"In Russia the word nihilist was first applied by Ivan .... nihilist, in theology, one who taught 'Christus. secundum quod tit homo, ..."

3. American Business in World Markets: Our Opportunities and Obligations in by James T.M. Moore (1919)
"England and Switzerland gave the nihilist sanctuary. Usually he did not directly abuse their hospitality. He conspired—for that was his business—but against ..."

4. Russia by Donald Mackenzie Wallace (1905)
"Roughly speaking, the nihilist movement in Russia may be described as the exaggerated, distorted reflection of the earlier Socialist movements of the West; ..."

5. Russia by Donald Mackenzie Wallace (1905)
"Roughly speaking, the nihilist movement in Russia may be described as the exaggerated, distorted reflection of the earlier Socialist movements of the West; ..."

6. Palmer's Index to "The Times" Newspaper (1890)
"nihilist, 13/ 9s ' ; • and Austria. 23 / 6 • ' / and Bokhara, 13 m 6 s ' and the Brazilian Republic, 5/ 5 d Army cf, to be taken over by, ..."

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