Definition of Nihilistic delusion
1. Noun. The delusion that things (or everything, including the self) do not exist; a sense that everything is unreal.
Medical Definition of Nihilistic delusion
1. A delusion in which one imagines that the world and all that relates to it have ceased to exist. Synonym: nihilistic delusion. (05 Mar 2000)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Nihilistic Delusion
Literary usage of Nihilistic delusion
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Applied psychology for nurses by Mary F. Porter (1921)
"A nihilistic delusion is one which denies existence in whole or part. Example: Mother denies the existence of her child. A delusion of reference is one in ..."
2. Textbook of insanity by Richard Krafft-Ebing (1905)
"... or there is a nihilistic delusion that nothing longer exists, that everything has been destroyed, or that the patient can no longer pay for anything. ..."