Last updated on November 1, 2021 by

Nihilism – Definition & Example in Real Context

Definition of nihilism with illustration and in authentic context for advanced EFL students and SAT / ACT candidates

/ˈnaɪ.ə.lɪ.zəm/ (noun)


total rejection of established social mores, principles or conventions particularly morality, nothingness, negativism, cynicism, pessimism, emptiness, denial, atheism, anarchism, agnosticism, skepticism, disbelief


Nihilism is a philosophy, or family of views within philosophy, that rejects general or fundamental aspects of human existence, such as objective truth, knowledge, morality, values or meaning. Different nihilist positions hold variously that human values are baseless, that life is meaningless, that knowledge is impossible, or that some set of entities do not exist or are meaningless or pointless.



piety, piousness

Parts of speech

Noun: nihilist

Adjective: nihilistic

Adverb: nihilistically

About Dr. Mohammad Hossein Hariri Asl

Dr. Mohammad Hossein Hariri Asl is an English and Persian instructor, researcher, inventor, author, blogger, SEO expert, website developer, and the creator of LELB Society. He's got a PhD in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). Study our guest posting guidelines for authors.

Leave a Comment

Glad to see you're commenting. We'll answer your comments or questions immediately. Please note that all comments are reviewed. So, do NOT share links or use unreal names. We won't publish your Email address.

eight − 5 =