nihilistic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj nihilistic of or relating to nihilism
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A nihilist believes in nothing.
    • a Nihilistic Of, pertaining to, or characterized by, nihilism.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • nihilistic Relating to the doctrine of social or political nihilism; characterized by nihilism: as, nihilistic views.
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Usage

In literature:

He, too, was a nihilist, who dreamed with the young of his people for a better day.
"Children of the Tenements" by Jacob A. Riis
Condemned as a Nihilist: A Story of Escape from Siberia.
"The Dash for Khartoum" by George Alfred Henty
A True Story of the Nihilists.
"Jack Wright and His Electric Stage;" by "Noname"
He is too negative, too nihilistic, and his quest of Buddhahood will end in a lamentable failure.
"The Buddha" by Paul Carus
I am evidently taken for a Nihilist, and goodness only knows what the end of it all will be.
"The Boy Nihilist" by Allan Arnold
Le Queux Strange Tales of a Nihilist Wm.
"Peter the Priest" by Mór Jókai
When ultimately the nihilists succeeded in destroying him, they killed the best friend that Russia ever had on the throne.
"Princess Zara" by Ross Beeckman
Not forty minutes ago a Russian nobleman was murdered by the Nihilists.
"A Chosen Few" by Frank R. Stockton
Not forty minutes ago a Russian nobleman was murdered by the Nihilists.
"Humorous Ghost Stories" by Dorothy Scarborough
Russia also will have all she can do to stay the desire for reform, and the claims of the Nihilists or Communists.
"The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882" by Joseph Wild
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In poetry:

The hard riding Cossack and Russ,
At the very first sign of a fuss,
Cried--"Long live the white Czar,
We are off to the war,
No more Nihilist nonsense for us."
"The Allied Forces" by Abner Cosens

In news:

The great Roy Campbell heaped wonderful abuse on the nihilist left, though that's hardly the only reason to treasure him.
Xasthur Slaughtered Useless Beings in a Nihilistic Dream Telepathic With the Deceased.
Oscar winner Trent Reznor's evolution from a rock nihilist and addict who once wrote his own (quite vulgar) epitaph into the musical, brilliant -- sometimes even smiling -- soulmate of director David Fincher.
The enfant terrible of the American indie scene, Ferrera is known for stark, nihilistic films where seedy, hopeless characters skirt the bleak edges of urban life: essentially a Tom Waits album in the form of a filmmaker.
Doctor by vocation and nihilist by avocation, Bazarov today would scarcely recognize what has become of the philosophy he launched.
Lacking the imagination to live with a nihilist , Turgenev instead knocked him off.
What we have in Julian Assange is a nihilist and a malcontent, disturbed and dangerous.
Nihilistic slow brooder isn't on forthcoming 'Trilogy' track list.
George Roy Hill's 1969 film moves with steady, stupid grace from oozy sentimentality to nihilistic violence.
The making of an Albany nihilist.
Hosted by Andy Ortmann (curator of the Nihilist Records label and member of longtime noise project Panicsville) presenting his obsessive perspective on the new difficult music.
Gore Vidal , nihilist.
Soldiers On Drugs, Nihilists On Drugs, Brooks On Joads, Etc.
I'd just watched Lars von Trier 's "The Boss of It All" (it opens locally May 25), which is almost Capraesque in its idealism and optimism, at least compared to the Danish director's other perversely nihilistic, black comic works.
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In science:

It has also been shown that the ability of observers to obtain classical information about the behavior of collections of quantum degrees of freedom can be consistently described in a boundary-free and hence mereologically-nihilist framework (Fields, 2012a).
Consistent quantum mechanics admits no mereotopology
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