Definition of nihilistic in English:



  • Rejecting all religious and moral principles in the belief that life is meaningless.

    ‘an embittered, nihilistic teenager’
    • ‘He's massively articulate and frighteningly nihilistic.’
    • ‘To defeat democracy, he has pursued a relentless, nihilistic bloodbath.’
    • ‘Although considering how nihilistic these guys are, the result might simply be violence and chaos on an even grander scale.’
    • ‘His nihilistic view of human existence was the very starting point in his lifelong struggle to confront the universe face-to-face.’
    • ‘I've got to say I've never agreed with a word he's said, although I concede that he's funny, if you're a certain type of nihilistic cynic.’