Meaning: The rejection of all religious and moral principles, often in the belief that life is meaningless. Extreme skepticism maintaining that nothing in the world has a real existence.
Synonyms: Skepticism, negativity, cynicism, pessimism.
Use: The rebels urged the people to grab hold of nihilism and remove all government officials from office.
The church split into two sects because one leader believed the founding laws were a product of nihilism and needed to be rewritten.