What is another word for nihilist?

Pronunciation: [nˈa͡ɪəlˌɪst] (IPA)

When referring to a person who rejects or denies the existence of moral or social values, the term "nihilist" is often used. However, there are some alternative words or phrases that can be used to describe such a person. For instance, a cynic is someone who views human behavior with skepticism or distrust. Skeptic, agnostic, and freethinker are other words that can describe a person who is skeptical or doubtful of traditional beliefs or values. Additionally, someone who is nihilistic may also be described as a misanthrope, a pessimist, or an existentialist. Overall, these synonyms can help provide a clearer and more nuanced picture of a person who rejects or denies conventional beliefs and values.

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    • person
      nonreligious person.

Usage examples for Nihilist

A nihilist is a man who bows before no authority, who accepts no principle without examination, no matter what credit the principle has.
"Contemporary Socialism"
John Rae
Condemned as a nihilist.
"In the Musgrave Ranges"
Jim Bushman
Perhaps Illowski was a friend of the Vatican, of the Czar; perhaps a destructive, bomb-throwing nihilist, for the indomitable revolutionists still waged war against the law.
"Melomaniacs"
James Huneker

Famous quotes with Nihilist

  • Works of art produced in the contemporary world are a further expression of that. But I don't think there is an active, ongoing nihilist self-consciousness in the artist.
    Leonard Baskin
  • I was raised a Christian, but I wouldn't call myself a Christian now. I think when I was younger it was easier to focus on the negative, nihilist vision... this is sort of picking up on the other half of the body, which is God and white light.
    Billy Corgan
  • Nothing is more mistaken than to talk of a ‘totalitarian State’ or a “classless” society within the realm of a nihilist revolution.
    Hermann Rauschning
  • The nihilist foreign policy of the National Socialism of today uses ideas as a mask, and has no philosophical basis.
    Hermann Rauschning
  • A nihilist is not one who believes in nothing, but one who does not believe in what exists.
    Albert Camus

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