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Word: nihilist

Definition: one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement


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He is also sometimes regarded as a nihilist. The Biosophy Program was presented on the Internet by Anna Öhman Svenolov Lindgren in January 1998 [http://web.archive.org/web/20091026234617/http://geocities.com/biosophy/].
He was also shown to be a nihilist, which eventually culminates in his statement that the purpose of life is to end, and crediting Neo's life for his determining this.

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