Definition of nihilism
- Nihilism is a condition in which all ultimate values lose their value.
- —Ronald H. Nash
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: the belief that traditional morals, ideas, beliefs, etc., have no worth or value
: the belief that a society's political and social institutions are so bad that they should be destroyed
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