Synonyms, antonyms, pronunciation

English Dictionary      examples: 'day', 'get rid of', 'New York Bay'

Nihilist   Listen
Nihilist  n.  
One who advocates the doctrine of nihilism; one who believes or teaches that nothing can be known, or asserted to exist.
(Politics) A member of a secret association (esp. in Russia), which is devoted to the destruction of the present political, religious, and social institutions.

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

Advanced search
     Find words:
Starting with
Ending with
Matching a pattern  

Words linked to  

only single words

Share |

"Nihilist" Quotes from Famous Books

... to his full height, with arms outstretched as if to let all the nothingness within his heart and mind fall from them. And Guillaume, distracted by the sight of such a fierce denier, such a despairing Nihilist as was now revealed to him, drew near, quivering: "What are you saying, brother! I thought you so firm, so calm in your belief! A priest to be admired, a saint worshipped by the whole of this parish! I was unwilling even to discuss ...
— The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete - Lourdes, Rome and Paris • Emile Zola

... philosopher's soul at the woman of our English day, with her compunctions and altruisms, her entanglement with the old scheme of things, her pining for a new. It had often seemed to him that to be a Nihilist nurse among a Russian peasantry would be an infinitely easier task than to reconcile the social remorses and compassions that tore his companion's mind with the social pageant in which her life, do what she would, must needs be lived. He knew that, ...
— Sir George Tressady, Vol. II • Mrs. Humphry Ward

Words linked to "Nihilist" :   tucker, Emma Goldman, Bartolomeo Vanzetti, radical, Nicola Sacco, syndicalist, Mikhail Bakunin, anarchist, nonreligious person, Sacco, Mikhail Aleksandrovich Bakunin, Vanzetti, nihilism, Bakunin, Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin, Kropotkin, Goldman

Copyright © 2020 Dictonary.net