of or believing in , or the total rejection of established laws and institutions:
An exhibition of nihilistic art—now there’s an oxymoron!
embracing anarchy, terrorism, and destruction:
nihilstic tactics learned in a terrorist bootcamp.
Philosophy. of or believing in an extreme form of skepticism; belief in nothingness.
Heller leaves one big escape hatch from this nihilistic frame.
David’s Bookclub: Catch-22 David Frum December 28, 2012
I did not like seeing their performance diminished by nihilistic types, a minority within a minority.
‘Go Round the Back’ Colin Powell October 19, 2008
They are poached instead of hard-boiled, boasting anti-heroes with nihilistic worldviews who are nevertheless vulnerable.
‘True Detective,’ Obsessive-Compulsive Noir, and ‘Twin Peaks’ Jimmy So March 13, 2014
The answer is that it was not, being instead a series of dissociated gestures that flopped right into a nihilistic void.
Miley Cyrus: The Nadir of American Civilization? Tunku Varadarajan August 27, 2013
Secretary of State John Kerry called the group, “ugly, savage, inexplicable, nihilistic, valueless evil.”
Don’t Start a War Over a Hostage Jacob Siegel August 26, 2014
We feel the repercussion of his anguish when death was imminent for alleged participation in a nihilistic conspiracy.
Ivory Apes and Peacocks James Huneker
After Csnad, he issued proclamations which can only be described as nihilistic.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6 Various
A nihilistic delusion is one which denies existence in whole or part.
Applied Psychology for Nurses Mary F. Porter
A thrilling story of Russian outrages on the Jews, of nihilistic plotting and revenge.
A Life For a Love L. T. Meade
He is too negative, too nihilistic, and his quest of Buddhahood will end in a lamentable failure.
The Buddha Paul Carus
the region of maximum amplitude between two adjacent in a standing wave. Historical Examples The open air column therefore extends from antinode to antinode (or from 1-3) or is one-half a wave length. Physics Willis Eugene Tower The distance from an antinode to a node is that from 1-2 on the curve and is one-fourth […]
designed to reduce or ban excessively loud sound, as of jet engines or traffic: antinoise legislation. noun sound generated so that it is out of phase with a noise, such as that made by an engine, in order to reduce the noise level by interference
something that is contradictory or opposite to another; a logical contradiction.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a Germanic people of northern European origin, exemplified by the Scandinavians. having or suggesting the physical characteristics associated with these people, typically tall stature, blond hair, blue eyes, and elongated head. (sometimes lowercase) of or relating to skiing events involving ski jumping and cross-country skiing. Compare (def 5). a […]