Ni"hil*ist, n. [Cf. F. nihiliste. See Nihilism.]

1.

One who advocates the doctrine of nihilism; one who believes or teaches that nothing can be known, or asserted to exist.

2. Politics

A member of a secret association (esp. in Russia), which is devoted to the destruction of the present political, religious, and social institutions.

 

© Webster 1913.

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