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synonyms for nihilism

  • anarchy
  • atheism
  • lawlessness
  • abnegation
  • agnosticism
  • denial
  • disbelief
  • disorder
  • rejection
  • renunciation
  • repudiation
  • skepticism
  • terrorism
  • mob rule
  • nonbelief
See also synonyms for: nihilistic / nihilist
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antonyms for nihilism

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  • allowance
  • approval
  • ratification
  • belief
  • faith
  • obedience
  • optimism
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How to use nihilism in a sentence

Today, horror is characterized by an overall tonal shift toward chaotic nihilism, realism, loss of innocence, and stories that explore social themes.
THE HORROR CENTURYAJA ROMANOOCTOBER 25, 2021VOX
Yes, this sounds scary, but it doesn’t mean you should embrace full-on nihilism or stop sending nudes altogether.
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Two new books—Under the Sky We Make, by Kimberly Nicholas, and Overheated, by Kate Aronoff—provide an antidote to climate nihilism.
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The journalist Malcolm Gladwell, on his podcast, “Revisionist History,” devoted a recent episode to his theory of “hiring nihilism.”
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They often seem on the brink of nihilism before we even cover the syllabus.
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Then when the authorities thought Nihilism was stamped out by wholesale severity the matter assumed another phase.
CONDEMNED AS A NIHILISTGEORGE ALFRED HENTY
But his liberalism is not in the least akin to Nihilism or Anarchism.
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKYMODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY
With therapeutic nihilism or skepticism of the power of drugs I have no sympathy.
PSYCHOTHERAPYJAMES J. WALSH
Koscheleff, writing in 1874, gives a similar explanation of nihilism.
CONTEMPORARY SOCIALISMJOHN RAE
This is the only view an American, the child of 1620 and 1776, can take of Nihilism.
THE ART OF PUBLIC SPEAKINGDALE CARNAGEY (AKA DALE CARNEGIE) AND J. BERG ESENWEIN
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WORDS RELATED TO NIHILISM

  • chaos
  • confusion
  • disorder
  • disorganization
  • insurrection
  • lawlessness
  • mob rule
  • mobocracy
  • mutiny
  • nihilism
  • nongovernment
  • rebellion
  • reign of terror
  • revolution
  • riot
  • tumult
  • turmoil
  • unrest
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.