nihilism


nihilism
noun /ˈnʌɪ(h)ɨ̞lɪz(ə)m,ˈnɪhɨ̞lɪz(ə)m,ˈniː(h)ɨ̞lɪz(ə)m,ˈnaɪəˌlɪz(ə)m,ˈniəˌlɪz(ə)m/
a) Extreme skepticism, maintaining that nothing has a real existence.

"...the band members sweat hard enough to earn their pretensions, and maybe even their nihilism" (rock critic Dave Marsh, reviewing the band XTCs album Go)

b) The rejection of all moral principles.
See Also: annihilate, nihility, nil

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