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Nantes Tweet Definition of Nantes Like Definition of Nantes on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A city in west France, in historical Brittany
Nassau Tweet Definition of Nassau Like Definition of Nassau on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital of the Bahamas.
nihilism Tweet Definition of nihilism Like Definition of nihilism on Facebook
noun
  1. (philosophy) Extreme scepticism, maintaining that nothing has a real existence.
  2. The rejection of all moral principles.
  3. A doctrine holding that conditions in the social organization are so bad as to make destruction desirable for its own sake independent of any constructive program or possibility.
  4. The belief that all endeavors are ultimately futile and devoid of meaning.
  5. Contradiction (not always deliberate) between behavior and espoused principle, to such a degree that all possible espoused principle is voided.
"...the bandmembers sweat hard enough to earn their pretensions, and maybe even their " (rock critic Dave Marsh, reviewing the band XTC's album Go)
  1. The deliberate refusal of belief to the point that belief itself is rejected as untenable.
Norman Conquest Tweet Definition of Norman Conquest Like Definition of Norman Conquest on Facebook
proper noun (wikipedia, Norman Conquest of England)
Norman conquest, Conquest
  1. the invasion of England by the Normans in 1066 and their subsequent settlement

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