nihilism

Part of speech: adjective

Nihilistic.

Part of speech: noun

A revolutionism, of Russian origin, bent on the overthrow of all government and existing institutions.

Part of speech: noun

Nihilist.

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Usage examples "nihilism":

  1. What a miserable descent from the peaks of Nihilism that proclaimed defiance of all established institutions, because they were established, hence wrong. - "Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist", Alexander Berkman.
  2. Nihilism lifted its head threateningly at home; and the Russian troops before Constantinople were dying like flies in autumn. - "The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)", John Holland Rose.
  3. How great these were will be realised by a perusal of the following chapters, which deal with the spread of Nihilism in Russia, the formation of the Austro- German alliance, and the favour soon shown to it by Italy, the estrangement of England and the Porte owing to the action taken by the former in Egypt, and the sharp collision of interests between Russia and England at Panjdeh on the Afghan frontier. - "The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)", John Holland Rose.