Meaning of Nietzschean in English:


Pronunciation /ˈniːtʃɪən/


  • Relating to or characteristic of the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche or his ideas.

    ‘the quest for self-determination leads to Nietzschean nihilism’
    • ‘His later novels were strongly influenced by Nietzschean ideas.’
    • ‘It illustrates the Nietzschean belief that art can give form and closure to the meaninglessness of existence.’
    • ‘The approach is self-consciously Nietzschean.’
    • ‘It seems to me that a Nietzschean view on enemy relations is about how you live with your enemies.’
    • ‘He was the first Nietzschean head of state.’


  • A person who supports the theories of the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche.

    ‘he calls himself a kind of Nietzschean’
    • ‘While I would not call myself a Nietzschean, there is little doubt that his style of philosophy has had a direct impact on my own way of thinking.’
    • ‘I didn't say philosophers should be systems builders; I'm too much of a Nietzschean for that.’
    • ‘Are you a Nietzschean?’