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NIHILIST

 Dictionary entry overview: What does nihilist mean? 

NIHILIST (noun)
  The noun NIHILIST has 2 senses:

1. someone who rejects all theories of morality or religious belief
2. an advocate of anarchism

  Familiarity information: NIHILIST used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NIHILIST (noun)


Sense 1nihilist [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who rejects all theories of morality or religious belief

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("nihilist" is a kind of...):

nonreligious person (a person who does not manifest devotion to a deity)


Sense 2nihilist [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An advocate of anarchism

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

anarchist; syndicalist; nihilist

Hypernyms ("nihilist" is a kind of...):

radical (a person who has radical ideas or opinions)

Instance hyponyms:

Bakunin; Mikhail Aleksandrovich Bakunin; Mikhail Bakunin (Russian anarchist; ally and later opponent of Karl Marx (1814-1876))

Emma Goldman; Goldman (United States anarchist (born in Russia) who opposed conscription; was deported to the Soviet Union in 1919 (1869-1940))

Kropotkin; Prince Peter Kropotkin; Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin (Russian anarchist (1842-1921))

Nicola Sacco; Sacco (United States anarchist (born in Italy) who with Bartolomeo Vanzetti was convicted of murder and in spite of world-wide protest was executed (1891-1927))

Benjamin Ricketson Tucker; Tucker (United States anarchist influential before World War I (1854-1939))

Bartolomeo Vanzetti; Vanzetti (United States anarchist (born in Italy) who with Nicola Sacco was convicted of murder and in spite of world-wide protest was executed (1888-1927))


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