Definition of Nihilistic delusion

1. Noun. The delusion that things (or everything, including the self) do not exist; a sense that everything is unreal.

Exact synonyms: Nihilism
Generic synonyms: Delusion, Psychotic Belief



Medical Definition of Nihilistic delusion

1. A delusion in which one imagines that the world and all that relates to it have ceased to exist. Synonym: nihilistic delusion. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nihilistic Delusion

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nihilistic delusion (current term)
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Literary usage of Nihilistic delusion

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1. Applied psychology for nurses by Mary F. Porter (1921)
"A nihilistic delusion is one which denies existence in whole or part. Example: Mother denies the existence of her child. A delusion of reference is one in ..."

2. Textbook of insanity by Richard Krafft-Ebing (1905)
"... or there is a nihilistic delusion that nothing longer exists, that everything has been destroyed, or that the patient can no longer pay for anything. ..."

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