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[out kahy-sahr out ni-hil; English awt see-zer awt nahy-hil] /aʊt ˈkaɪ sɑr aʊt ˈnɪ hɪl; English ɔt ˈsi zər ɔt ˈnaɪ hɪl/ Latin. 1. either a Caesar or nothing; all or nothing. [wohks et prahy-te-re-ah ni-hil; English voks et pri-teer-ee-uh nahy-hil] /ˈwoʊks ɛt praɪˈtɛ rɛˌɑ ˈnɪ hɪl; English ˈvɒks ɛt prɪˈtɪər i ə ˈnaɪ hɪl/ […]
[nahy-uh-liz-uh m, nee-] /ˈnaɪ əˌlɪz əm, ˈni-/ noun 1. total rejection of established laws and institutions. 2. anarchy, terrorism, or other revolutionary activity. 3. total and absolute destructiveness, especially toward the world at large and including oneself: the power-mad nihilism that marked Hitler’s last years. 4. Philosophy. 5. (sometimes initial capital letter) the principles of […]
[nahy-uh-lis-tik] /ˌnaɪ əˈlɪs tɪk/ adjective 1. of or believing in , or the total rejection of established laws and institutions: An exhibition of nihilistic art—now there’s an oxymoron! 2. embracing anarchy, terrorism, and destruction: nihilstic tactics learned in a terrorist bootcamp. 3. Philosophy. of or believing in an extreme form of skepticism; belief in nothingness.
[nahy-hil-i-tee, nee-] /naɪˈhɪl ɪ ti, ni-/ noun 1. nothingness; nonexistence. /naɪˈhɪlɪtɪ/ noun 1. the state or condition of being nothing; nothingness; nullity n. 1670s, from Medieval Latin nihilitas, from nihil “nothing at all” (see nil).