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existentialism

ex·is·ten·tial·ism

existentialism

 
pronunciation:
ek sih sten sh lih zm
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part of speech: noun
definition: a philosophy that emphasizes alienation and anxiety caused by the isolated and unexplainable nature of an individual's experience within an indifferent world, and stresses absolute freedom of choice associated with bearing responsibility for one's acts.
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derivations: existentialistic (adj.), existentialistically (adv.), existentialist (n.)