Definition of nihilism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈnaɪɪlɪzəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnaɪɪlɪzəm//
[uncountable] (philosophy) Types of belief
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the belief that nothing has any value, especially that religious and moral principles have no value See related entries: Types of belief Word Originearly 19th cent.: from Latin nihil ‘nothing’ + -ism.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: nihilism